In addition to the introduction of prize-coupons, the idea of a camp brothel also found favor with I.G. Farben
It consisted of a barracks on the camp grounds that was enclosed by a barbed-wire fence, in which generally 10 to 20 female prisoners (primarily Polish women) were forced to serve as prostitutes. The camp brothel was open three evenings a week; during this time, “the admirers follow one another at 20-minute intervals according to a previously determined schedule, and an Aryan doctor is available, with a cubicle for prophylactic measures.” Prisoners had access to the camp brothel once a week at most. They had to pay the equivalent of two reichsmarks for this “service,” with part of that sum going to the women forced into prostitution and part to the female overseer of the brothel. The remainder went to the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office. This “perquisite,” according to Monowitz survivor Robert Waitz, was granted only to a chosen group of prisoner functionaries.
No brothel visits were scheduled for Jews, because that would have violated the Nazi laws on so-called Rassenschande (racial defilement), prohibiting sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews. Besides, most Jewish inmates were far too debilitated to think of sexual needs. Accordingly, the opening of the camp brothel also failed to produce any appreciable rise in the prisoners’ work productivity levels.
The women forced into prostution were replaced at irregular intervals
(SP; transl. KL)