The â€field-hygienic projectâ€ was an initiative of ReichsfÃ¼hrer SS Heinrich Himmler, who regarded the doll as an â€ counterbalanceâ€ (or regulating effect )for the sexual drive of his stormtropers. In one his letters, dated 20.11.1940 he mentions the â€unnessessary lossesâ€, the Wehrmacht had suffered in France inflicted by street prostitutes.
â€The greatest danger in Paris are the wide-spread and uncontrolled whores, picking by clients in bars, dancehalls and other places . It is our duty to prevent soldiers from risking their health, just for the sake of a quick adventure.â€
The project â€“ called Burghild in the first place â€“ was considered â€Geheime Reichssacheâ€ , which was â€more secret than top secretâ€ at the time. Himmler put his commander-in-chief SS-Dr. Joachim Mrurgowsky in charge, the highest ranking officer of Berlins notorious SS-institute.
â€Sure thing, purpose and goal of the dolls is to relieve our soldiers. They have to fight and not be on the browl or mingle with â€foreign womenfolkâ€. However: no real men will prefer a doll to a real woman, until our technicians meet the following quality standards-
1. The synthetic flesh has to feel the same like real flesh
2. The dollâ€™ s body should be as agile and moveable as the real body
3. The dollâ€™s organ should feel absolutely realistic.â€
Between June 1940 â€“ 1941 IG Farben had already developed a number of â€skin-friendly polymersâ€ for the SS. Special characteristics : high tensile strength and elasticity. The cast of a suitable model proved to be more difficult.