Inside Le Monocle, the Parisian Lesbian Nightclub of the 1930s

Violette Morris, a French female athlete and frequent patron of Le Monocle, became an early recruit of the Nazi gestapo to spy on her own country. While her friends, community and countrymen were being oppressed, arrested and sent to their deaths, Violette benefitted from the German occupation, living peacefully in a houseboat on the River Seine, courtesy of Adolf Hitler himself, who had personally invited the champion weightlifter to the Berlin Olympics in 1936.  She gave Germany partial plans of the Maginot Line, detailed plans of strategic points within the city of Paris, and schematics of the French army’s main tank. Her plans were integral to the German invasion of Paris in 1940.

Source: Inside Le Monocle, the Parisian Lesbian Nightclub of the 1930s

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