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Hitler Issued Blow Up Sex Dolls To Nazi Soldiers To Combat VD

(Herald Sun/UK Daily Mail) ~ An author writing a book about bizarre war tales came upon a winner when he found out Hitler issued inflatable sex dolls to German troops in an effort to reduce syphilis infections.

Author Graeme Donald was researching the American Barbie doll for his book 'Mussolini's Barber', which chronicles bizarre was tales, when he discovered the secret Nazi project. The sex dolls were part of "The Borghild Project", a top-secret effort in 1940 inspired by SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who first alerted Hitler to the venereal disease problem, the Herald Sun reports. "While I was researching this I came across references to Nazi sex dolls and found out that Hitler had ordered them to be made," Donald told the paper, "As ever, more troops were laid low by disease than by bullets. Syphilis was a problem Hitler was aware of and he was rumored to have suffered from it himself."

According to the Daily Mail, Himmler wrote, "the greatest danger in Paris is the widespread and uncontrolled presence of whores". The project focused on creating a smaller-than-life-size inflatables that could be tucked away into an infantry soldier's backpack. The sculptor on the project was Arthur Rink, who made three types, with 168cm, 176cm and 182cm busts. The SS wanted the breasts "round and full" and Dr. Olen Hannussen insisted on a "rose hip form that would grip well". The face was requested to have a cheeky and naughty look, but did not include the open-mouth design of modern dolls.

For initial design they first approached Hungarian actress Käthy Von Nagy to see if she would lend her form as a model for the doll. After her refusal, the Nazi SS unsurprisingly went with a blue-eyed blonde doll to "comfort" the lonely soldiers. After endless tests in Jersey, fifty dolls were ordered up for Himmler's troops, but two years later the project was cancelled when soldiers refused to carry them for risk of embarrassment if they happened to be captured. As to whether or not the dolls could compete with the prostitutes working the streets of Paris will never be known, as the sex doll factories in Dresden were destroyed along with the rest of the city from Allied bombing raids.

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