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May 1933 – Nazis Recriminalize Prostitution

“In May 1933 the Nazis effectively outlawed street soliciting. The revised Clause 361/6 criminalized any form of public solicitation pursued ‘in a conspicuous manner or in a manner suited to harass individuals or the public.’ Parallel to these new legal restrictions on prostitution, the police engaged in massive raids on streetwalkers. Though no comprehensive figures exist, it has been estimated that ‘thousands, even more likely tens of thousands’ of prostitutes were arrested during the spring and summer of 1933.”