From the history of sex dolls
• From the history of sex dolls
The Nazi occupation of France in 1940 led to multiple sexual contacts with German soldiers Parisian prostitutes, and as a consequence - to an outbreak of syphilis in the army. We had to do something.
You could just ban such communication, but the authorities of the Third Reich went the other way: they decided to develop an artificial woman who will satisfy the sexual needs of soldiers and nothing it does not infect. Thus was born the top-secret project, blue-eyed blonde sex doll named Borghild - the first woman in the history of artificial.
Responsible for the project was Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS. The document, which allegedly found the journalist Norbert Lenz, Himmler wrote: "The greatest danger in Paris - it's uncontrolled spread of corrupt women who find clients in bars, dance and other places. It is our duty - to prevent military risked their health for the sake of short intrigues. "
Erotic doll was supposed to be included among the essential things that the soldiers took a hike (in deflated as she was placed in the stowed backpack), it would help to avoid homosexuality and sexually transmitted diseases among the military (as they lead to "unnecessary losses" lives) and would help to preserve the purity of the Aryan race. Initially doll called "Field hygiene project."
Adolf Hitler personally approved the doll project, after which Himmler hired for its development Franz Chakerta of the German Hygiene Museum. Earlier Chakert created a "woman of glass" - an anatomically correct mannequin clear that in Germany 1930 was a sensation. So it is quite likely that this is his job row.
However, there was a problem: whether the soldiers would agree to mate with puppets instead of live women? How to get them to obey? Nazi psychiatrist Rudolf Chargeheymer wrote: "The purpose of these dolls to help our soldiers. They need to fight, not to hunt for foreign women and mix with other people their own blood. However, no man will prefer a doll woman alive. "
And this is true - unless the doll is not the highest quality. Chargeheymer established three requirements in order to overcome the likely reluctance of soldiers to use a doll:
1. Synthetic leather to the touch should be as real.
2. The body of the doll should be as flexible and mobile.
3. The sexual organs should feel realistic.
The team went to work. Originally you wanted to make a skeleton of aluminum, but abandoned this idea, and Chakert stopped silicone.
By the appearance dolls were also stringent requirements. In one of his letters Hannussenu Hitler gave detailed instructions on how Borghild should look like: a life-size, height 176 cm, with very white skin, blond hair, soft blue eyes and open your belly button. It should be thick lips and big breasts, bending arms and head.
the doll's face for the Nazis was very important, even more important than the body. The developers wanted to make a doll with the appearance of Hungarian actress Kathe von Nagy (Kathe von Nagy), but she refused. So they decided not to give the person the doll certain features, leaving only the blue eyes and blond hair, so the soldiers could arrive at her appearance according to their own fantasies.
The development team decided that Borghild should be "made-up face of the most lust." They formed ten persons and used psychological tests to determine what more desirable for most men. Borghild hair was short, to remind its users that it is not an ideal of womanhood, and fighting girlfriend - part of the armed forces.
In the development of the body Borghild Chakert wanted to make a one-piece cast of a living woman and invited athletes for this Wilhelmina von Bremen and Annette Walter. But casts his disappointment: "They looked terrible. Sometimes the legs look too short and deformed, sometimes a woman was skinny back and arms like a wrestler. " Eventually Chakerta team stopped on a stylized image of a woman - with shrinking breasts and a sports figure.
When the design was finished, the Nazis began to develop a prototype of the doll. She looked so.
Wehrmacht soldiers first tried Borghild in 1941. Dolls have been tested on the German garrison Jersey Island. Hitler was so impressed the test results, he ordered 5,000 dolls for his personal guard. However, in 1942 the project was shelved: many German soldiers began to fall captive and refused to pull over a doll, fearing that they will be the cause of ridicule and humiliation of the enemy. In the end, the idea finally exhausted, and all instances of Bronghild were destroyed by the allied forces during the bombing of Dresden.
about the secret project "Borghild" learned writer Donald Graham, exploring the origins of Barbie dolls: he found that Americans Ruth and Elliot Handler created the legendary toy after a visit to Germany in 1956, where they bought a "daughter" Borghild Lilly sold in stores for adults and nightclubs. The story of this Graham has included in its historical collection "The barber Mussolini" (Mussolini's Barber).