Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement
Andrew Wackerfuss, PhD
352 pages, including glossary and index
9 black & white illustrations
Cloth, $90.00 ISBN: 978-1-939594-04-4
Paper, $35.00 ISBN: 978-1-939594-05-1
ebook, $22.99 ISBN: 978-1-939594-06-8
As children in the late-imperial period, the stormtroopers witnessed the first German debates over homosexuality and political life. As young adults, they verbally and physically battled over these definitions, bringing conflicts over homosexuality and masculinity into the center of Weimar Germany’s most important political debates. Stormtrooper Families chronicles the stormtroopers’ personal, political, and sexual struggles to explain not only how individual gay men existed within the Nazi movement but also how the public meaning of homosexuality affected fascist and antifascist politics–a public controversy still alive today.