Heinrich Himmler: On Homosexuals
The first homosexual rights movement seems to
have originated in Germany in the late 19th century. For many
years an academic journal - the Jahrbuch
für sexuelle Zwischenstufen - was published and Germany
had an active gay movement. This movement was ended when the Nazis,
besotted with notions of racial purity and genetic deviants, took
control. So absolute was there destruction of the gay movement
that it was not known about in the post war years until the mid
1970's. It is important to recognised that the typology of the
fetid and infectious homosexual preceeds the AIDS epidemic.
"Anyone who thinks of homosexual *love* is our
enemy. We reject anything which emasculates our people and makes
it a plaything for our enemies, for we know that life is fight,
and it is madness to think that men will ever embrace fraternally"
Heinrich Himmler, 14 May 1928
"I wish to explore a few ideas on the subject
of homosexuality. Amongst certain homosexuals there exists the
following point of view: "what I do is of no importance to
anyone else, it is a personal and private matter". Everything
which touches upon sexual matters ceases to be private when the
life or death of a nation depends on it. It is the difference
between world domination or annihilation.
A nation with many children can gain supremacy and
mastery of the wordl. A pure race with few children already as
one foot in the grave; in fifty or a hundred years it will be
of no significance; in two hundred years it will be extinct. It
is essential to realise that if we allow this infection to continue
in Germany without being able to fight it, it will be the end
of Germany, of the Germanic world. Unfortunately this is not the
simple matter it was for our forefathers. For them, the few isolated
cases were simply abnormalities; they drowned them in bogs. Those
who found bodies in the mire did not know that in 90% of the cases
they found themselves face to face with a homosexual who had been
drowned with all his belongings. This was not punishment, more
the simple elimination of this particular abnormality. It is vital
we rid ourselves of them; like weed we must pull them up, throw
them on the fire and burn them. This is not out of a spirit of
vengeance, but of necessity; these creatures must be exterminated.
Heinrich Himmler, 18 Feb 1937
"I found the habits and mentality of the various
kinds of homosexuala and the study of their psyches under prison
conditions, extemely instructive."
Rudolh Hoess, Commandant of Auschwitz.
"He lectured me on the role of homosexuality
in history and politics. It had destroyed ancient Greece he said.
Once rife, it extended its contagious effects like an ineluctable
law of nature to the best and most manly of characters, elimination
from the reproductive process those very men on whose offspring
a nation depended. The immediate result of the vice, however,
was that unnatural passion swiftly became dominant in public affairs
if it were allowed to spread unchecked".
Rudolh Diels, first chief of the Gestapo, reporting a conversation
Such attitudes are not dead.
"Bartow Florida, December 2nd: The ACLU is opposing
a county sheriff's policy that forces homosexual prisoners to
wear pink bracelets. For 15 years homosexuals at a jail in Polk
county in Central Florida have been segregated and worn pink writsbands.
"All hell would break lose if homosexuals were allowed to
mix with the general population," said Seriff lawrence Crow,
Jr. A sheriff's spokeswomsn said there was no special reason for
pink. "It's really an off-red", she said."
New York Times, 30 Dec. 1989
Some straight people have now come to the defence.
But where are the rest?
"On all sides, the baying of hounds can be heard,
with eager voices urging them on. Homosexuals are being portrayed
- literally as well as metaphorically - as creatures scarcely
human; they are being abused not in just the old mocking way but
in the foulest terms, meant with deadly seriousness; they are
experiencing an increase in discrimination over a wide range of
situations; already voices have been raised to demand the "cleansing"
of schools, as they have been for the purging of the Church."
Bernard Levin, The Times [London], 28 Dec 1987