In the hunt for the gay Nazis, the biggest prize is Mr. Nazi himself, Adolf Hitler. And Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams do not let us down. In Chapter 4, from about page 151 on, Lively and Abrams weave together various rumors to make a case that Hitler was homosexual. In fact, they have an ally of sorts with Lothar Machtan, a German historian. Machtan believes Hitler was gay and wrote The Hidden Hitler to prove it.
Machtan is a historian and his book is to be taken more seriously that The Pink Swastika. However, having said that, the book has not been well received by historians. According to critics, Machtan traffics in the same sort of innuendo and guestimation which are characteristic of Lively and Abrams.
In this clip from the intriguing documentary, Men, Heroes and Gay Nazis, Machtan briefly advances his theory and then other historians assert he lacks any evidence for the gay-Hitler thesis.
You watch the entire documentary in eight parts on You Tube beginning here.
Prior posts in this series:
June 3 – Before The Pink SwastikaA historian’s analysis of The Pink Swastika, part 1
June 17 – Does homosexuality lead to fascism?
June 29 – The Pink Swastika and The Hidden Holocaust?
July 6 – The Pink Swastika and Hate 2 Hope