Baby-farm, baby-farmer

Posted by James Briggs on July 21, 2003

In Reply to: Baby-farm, baby-farmer posted by Roman Korolenko on July 21, 2003

: Does anybody know the origin of the words "baby-farm", "baby-farmer"? What have infant babies got to do with farms?

It could be based on the Nazi German system whereby 'true, blue eyed Arian' men, often SS members, were paired off with a similar female in special camps/facilities in order to breed a 'purer' Arian super-race. These camps were described as 'baby-farms' by some sources.