GROSS: i believe most of the individuals who the Department of Blackmail and Homosexuality went after were prostitutes as the division, though we interpreted, don’t actually want to pursue, like, the class that is middle. As well as the presumption, too, i do believe, had been that prostitutes who generate income in the intercourse trade were additionally willing to generate income through blackmailing the social individuals these people were – who have been spending them to possess intercourse.
But that contributes to, like, a complete other chapter when you look at the tale, that was that there clearly was lots of prostitution, male prostitutes, in homosexual Berlin at the time. Therefore let’s just target, first, how prostitutes had been mostly the individuals have been prosecuted, if i realize properly, within the blackmail area of the Department of Blackmail and Homosexuality?
BEACHY: Yeah, which is absolutely accurate.