Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler had ordered sex toys for his troops as many of them were contracting sex diseases from French prostitutes, records have revealed. While researching the history of Barbie, which was based on a post-war German sex doll, author Graeme Donald uncovered Hitler's secretive 'Borghild Project'.
Under the World War II project that began in 1940, Nazi scientists developed the "synthetic comforters" for the German soldiers who were enjoying themselves a bit too much in Paris.The problem was so bad it was keeping many of the troops from their front line duties, the Sun reported.
Hitler conceived the project following a report from SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who wrote: "The greatest danger in Paris is the widespread and uncontrolled presence of whores, picking up clients in bars, dance halls and other places.
"It is our duty to prevent soldiers from risking their health for the sake of a quick adventure."
According to Donald, Hitler personally approved the plan for the blonde and blue-eyed "gynoid" dolls, which were small enough to fit into a backpack. They were tested by soldiers in Nazi-occupied Jersey.
Himmler was so impressed that he ordered 50 for his own troops, Donald found from the records. But in 1942 the project was axed when German soldiers refused to carry the dolls because of the potential embarrassment if they were captured by the British.
"In the end the idea fizzled out and the place where they were made and all the dolls were destroyed in the bombing of Dresden," Donald said.
The world’s first sex doll – or ”gynoid” – was built in 1941 by a team of craftsmen from Germanys Hygiene Museum Dresden. The project was supervised by the famous preparator and technician Franz Tschakert. The”Father of the woman of glass”, which happened to be the sensation in 1930’s II. International Hygiene-Exhibit used his skills and experience in order to create a kind of doll the world had never seen before.
”Three types of dolls were planned : Type A :168, Type B : 176, Type C : 182 cm.
Type B would be the first to go into serial production. The members of the project were divided about Borghild’s breasts. The SS favoured them round and full, Dr. Hannussen insisted on “a rose hip form, that would grip well” and he won the dispute. The first model of Borghild was finished in september 1941. She was exactly the “nordish type”.
The idea of our hairdresser to give the doll a “Schneckenfrisur”(earphones of hair) was rejected by Hannussen. He wanted her to have “a boyish hair-do” to underline that Borghild was “part of the fighting forces”– a field-whore and not an honorable Mother.