Evil sex-mad Nazi boss’s former mansion to be turned into a haven for hippies

A mansion where an evil sex-mad Nazi leader bedded numerous film stars could be turned into an artist's commune.

Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi's propaganda boss and one of Hitler's right-hand men, is said to have seduced thousands of women before he poisoned his six children, shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in the final days of World War Two.

Despite having been married since 1931, Goebbels was a notorious womaniser and soon acquired the nickname "the ram".

After first falling in love with the stepmother of one of his school friends, the vile Nazi went onto bed countless women including film stars of the era.

He had a long affair with famous Czech actress Lida Baarova which only ended when Hitler found out about their relationship and ordered him to stop seeing her because she was a "racially inferior Slav".

In 1936, sexually-obsessed Goebbels was given land at Bogensee, near Berlin, and spent a fortune building a 70-room mansion where he bedded many of his lovers.

His wife Magda, who was also fanatically devoted to Hitler, tolerated her husband's countless affairs, believing he would never leave her.

After the war, the East German manor house was initially used as a youth centre by the Communists, before it fell into disrepair.

Now a bid is underway to turn it into a "haven for hippies", with an artists’ commune, complete with a vegan restaurant, non-profit supermarket and a homoeopathic health centre.

It would also include workshops, a theatre, museum, and priority living space for the “disadvantaged in society" including immigrants and disabled people.

Arnim Beutel, of LKC Bogensee, the organisation behind the scheme, says the plans are particularly appropriate as the centre would help many people whom the Nazis despised the most and would have sent to death camps.

He said: "It should be a diverse community. I think they would hate it because of course, we do the opposite of what they would do.

"We want to build a co-operative community and we want to bring life back there. We want to make it a hotspot for culture and education and health. We want to create an area for an alternative way to live and to work."

It is not yet known how much the project will cost but it is likely to take years to achieve because of the size of the complex, which also includes numerous Stalinist buildings from the Cold War era.

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