Lafitte (corsair_lafitte) wrote in little_details,

Nazi Aproved Sex-Changes

This isn't something I'll write for a while yet, and I somewhat doubt there'll be any success, but I thought I'd give it a try.

I'm interested in writing about a Transsexual during the third Reich. I became interested in this after doing a lengthy research project on this topic, and I ran into something very odd: there was an allowance in the law for a judge to approve a sex-change operation (the Nazis were very against the operation). However, specific information on this is elusive. I have no idea how to get a hold of the laws themselves to directly review them, and even more importantly, I don't know if this every actually occurred, just because it was possible. I've never even found an account of a practicing transsexual from the time period, just people who lived at the time but practiced before or after. If I write this, though, I need to know exactly what it would have been like to have had an approved sex reassignment surgery during the war.

To clarify, the information I need is very specific. I know a great deal about the operation itself, the greater social situation, etc... I need to know 1. was anyone ever really allowed to have one, and 2. what would their interaction with the state have been like (papers, police inspections, incarceration, etc.)

I've done Wikipedia searches as well, which gives only surrounding information about the procedure before the war and the Nazi response to it. I've also been through a lot of historical documents and histories of Transsexuality. Here's hoping someone's got better resources than I do!
Tags: germany: history

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