Hermann Goering, the Prussian Minister of Interior, issues a decree that defines nudism as a sexual aberration to be stamped out.
From Goering's decree:
"One of the greatest dangers for German culture and morality is the so-called nudity movement. Greatly as it is to be welcomed in the interest of the public health, that ever wider circles, especially of the metropolitan population, are striving to make the healing power of sun and air and water serviceable to their body, as greatly must the so-called nudity movement be disapproved of as a cultural error.
Among women the nudity kills natural modesty; it takes from men their respect for women, and thereby destroys the prerequisite for any genuine culture. It is therefore expected of all police authorities that, in support of the spiritual powers developed through the national movement, they take all police measures to destroy the so-called nude culture."
Authoritarians and fascists believe society won't be successful if allowed to proceed without a firm hand holding the rudder. People need to be controlled for their own good and this, in turn, requires firmly controlling their sexuality and sexual behavior. Sexual immorality is treated as the basis for social chaos, the fear of which often lies at the heart of authoritarian and fascist agendas.