The Hidden Holocaust?: Gay and Lesbian Persecution in Germany 1933-45

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GŁnter Grau, Claudia Shoppmann
Routledge, Aug 21, 2013 - History - 336 pages
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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

Contents

a Disputes about Whether Homosexuality Should Be a Criminal
18
1933 to 1935
26
a The National Socialist Revision of Section 175 of the Penal
64
b Discussions Concerning the Prosecution of Lesbians
71
a Nationwide Registration of Homosexual Men
86
b The Reich Office for the Combating of Homosexuality
103
c The Consequences
131
a Ruthless Severity in the Wehrmacht
162
b The Death Penalty for Homosexuals in the SS and Police
192
d Combating Homosexual Transgressions in the Hitler Youth
221
a PinkTriangle Prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
264
b Experiments in Reversal of Hormonal Polarity
281
Sources of the Illustrations
294
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