Sunday, 14 March 2021

deckname borghild

Though familiar with some of the more infamous hoaxes associated with Germany (see previously here and here) the defrauded operation above (thanks to Weird Universe for sending us down this rabbit hole), suggesting that the Nazis invented the inflatable sex doll was new to us, not to mention patently untrue. Resurfacing perennially with varying degrees of veracity and sounding at least plausible—like something that they don’t put in history books, it is nonetheless worth contemplating why such a story might be a tempting and enduring subject for rehashing. Aside from the salaciousness, it is established that the party exploited psycho-sexual fantasies and wish-fulfilment as a recruiting tool as well as documented antecedents that seem to inform and support the fabricated supposition. Viennese Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka did have a real doll creepily made of Alma Mahler, widow of Gustave and a piano virtuoso in her own right, in 1918—anatomically correct at least in the estimation of the consigner, and the narrative pursued involves the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden and the very real sculptor called Franz Tschakert who created the original invisible, transparent man and woman in the early 1930s that displayed full human anatomy as well as the internal organs, supposedly contracted by Schutzstaffel chief Heinrich Himmler to create a hyper-realistic sex doll (Sexpuppe) whose artifice would be better than reality. Leadership was motivated to offer such amenities for the troops to dissuade them from congress with sex-workers in occupied lands and staunch the spread of syphilis and other social diseases. The originating reporter of the repeated urban legend has the fifty prototypes made destroyed in the fire-bombing of Dresden with only anecdotes surviving.