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Prior to the Third Reich, Berlin was considered a liberal city, with many gay bars, nightclubs and cabarets.There were even many drag bars where tourists, heterosexuals and gays would enjoy female impersonation acts.Adolf Hitler decried cultural degeneration, prostitution and syphilis in his book "Mein Kampf" blaming at least some of the phenomena on Jews.Berlin also had the most active LGBT rights movements in the world at the time.
Nazism declared itself incompatible with homosexuality, because gays did not reproduce and perpetuate the master race.
For the same reasons, masturbation was also considered harmful to the Reich, but treated lightly.
There was also a fear among Nazis of a "gay gene" contamination.
Hitler believed that homosexuality was "degenerate behavior" which posed a threat to the capacity of the state and the "masculine character" of the nation.
Gay men were denounced as "enemies of the state" and charged with "corrupting" public morality and posing a threat to the German birthrate.