Jeanette Schmid

Jeanette Schmid

Jeanette Schmid

Jeanette Schmid (Nov. 6, 1924 – March 9, 2005)

A transsexual performer. Born in Volary, Sudetenland (now the Czech Republic), Schmid did not fit in with the Nazi ideal of the Aryan male but was forced to enlist in the Wehrmacht in 1941. At the end of the war, Schmid had to flee to Munich, where she began a career as a female impersonator and whistler. She rapidly gained fame for her talent. She was awarded the Austrian Decoration of Merit in Gold in 2004.

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