Winnetou, Wild-Boy Chieftan of the Wild and Free Gang and Winnetou’s Queen.
“Daniel Guerin, a French gay anarchist, visited a Wild-Boy outing near Berlin’s Lake Lehnitz in September 1932. There he interviewed Winnetou, the group’s Bull, and recorded Wild-Free’s campfire pastimes and initiation rites (Vu, ‘A Return to Barbarism,’ March 8, 1933). Winnetou gamely explained to the foreign journalist his sado-sexual ethos: occasionally naked newcomers were tied to the tops of trees and violated with phallic-looking sticks; other times the would-be nomads were gangbanged on Stoszsofas, or fuck couches.
Remarkably, the sociopathic Winnetou showed upon a Berlin thoroughfare one year after the Vu tête-à-tête. Then he had the familiar bearings of a menacing Nazi tough. Winnetou, however, recognized one of Guerin’s left-wing colleagues and greeted her warmly as his old happy-go-lucky, Wild-Boy self.”
(Image and text source: Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.)