The Hidden Holocaust?: Gay and Lesbian Persecution in Germany 1933-45
GŁnter Grau, Claudia Shoppmann
Routledge, Aug 21, 2013 - History - 336 pages
The persecution of lesbians and gay men by the Nazis is a subject that has been constantly debated during the last decade, providing a theme for books, articles, and plays. Until recently the discussion has remained speculative: most of the relevant documents were stored in closed East German archives, and access was denied to scholars and researchers.
As a result of the unification of East and West Germany, these archives are now open. Hidden Holocaust, by the German scholars Gunter Grau and Claudia Shoppmann of Humboldt Uinversity, Berlin, demonstrates that the eradication of homosexuals was a declared gol of the Nazis even before they took power in 1933, and provide proof of the systematic anti-gay campaigns, the methods used tjo justify discrimination, and the incarceration mutilation and murder of gay men and women in Nazi concentration camps.
A chilling but groud-breaking work in gay and lesbian studies.
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This book of documents traces the anti-homosexual policies of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and the consequences of these policies. Included are documents dealing with gay men in concentration camps. Grau ... Read full review
a Disputes about Whether Homosexuality Should Be a Criminal
1933 to 1935
a The National Socialist Revision of Section 175 of the Penal
b Discussions Concerning the Prosecution of Lesbians
a Nationwide Registration of Homosexual Men
b The Reich Office for the Combating of Homosexuality
c The Consequences
a Ruthless Severity in the Wehrmacht
b The Death Penalty for Homosexuals in the SS and Police
d Combating Homosexual Transgressions in the Hitler Youth
a PinkTriangle Prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
b Experiments in Reversal of Hormonal Polarity
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