Until , there were around military brothels of this kind in German-occupied Europe. The Foreign Ministry of the Polish Government in Exile issued a document on May 3, , describing the mass kidnapping raids conducted in Polish cities with the aim of capturing young women for sexual slavery at brothels run by the German military. One of the soldiers pulls out a pocket flashlight and shines it on one of the women, straight into her eyes. The two women turn their pale faces to us, expressing weariness and resignation. The first one is about 30 years old.
25 Tragic Photos Of The Forgotten Genocide In Nazi-Occupied Poland
They used to tell young Orthodox Jewish girls a story — they may still — about 93 Bais Yaakov girls who were selected by the Nazis to be their sex slaves and put in an apartment full of beds. And when the Nazis arrived to claim their plunder, they found 93 corpses. Rape during the Holocaust in particular has had about it the flavor of a taboo. The exhibit also includes two works of art created in Nazi concentration camps during the war. The first, by Zeev Porath, was drawn secretly while he was a slave laborer.
In World War II , Nazi Germany established brothels in the concentration camps Lagerbordell to create an incentive for prisoners to collaborate, although these institutions were used mostly by Kapos , "prisoner functionaries" and the criminal element, because regular inmates, penniless and emaciated, were usually too debilitated and wary of exposure to Schutzstaffel SS schemes. In the end, the camp brothels did not produce any noticeable increase in the prisoners' work productivity levels, but instead, created a market for coupons among the camp VIPs. After 30 June , a camp brothel existed in Auschwitz , and from 15 July , in Buchenwald. The one in Neuengamme was established in early , Dachau 's in May , Dora-Mittelbau 's in late summer, and Sachsenhausen 's on 8 August