Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. They were ostracized and tormented by their fellow inmates, too. But a conservative estimate is that there were many tens of thousands to one hundred thousand arrests during the war period alone. Gays, Lesbians, and the Memory of Nazi Persecution". These estimates include only individuals singled out for their sexual orientation.
The harsh treatment can be attributed to the view of the SS guards toward gay men, as well as to the homophobic attitudes present in German society at large.
Being gay or lesbian under Nazi rule
In these places of horror, men with pink triangles were singled out for particular abuse. What is the CNRS? In May 6 of the same year, the Hitlerjugend Hitler Youth made an attack on the Institute, and 20, books and journals, and 5, images, were destroyed in the process. Let students know that they will now focus on what life was like for gays and lesbians during this time period. Wikipedia pending changes protected pages Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata. According to Geoffrey J.
On the Sources of Secularism in France. By the section had acquired data regarding some 41, homosexuals, both suspected and convicted. Those who did not show improvement were determined to be "chronic" or "incurable" homosexuals. Such "anti-homosexual" laws were widespread throughout the western world until the s and s, so many gay men did not feel safe to come forward with their stories until the s when many so-called " sodomy laws " were repealed. Harry Pauly grew up in Berlin. She asserts "anti-victimists transformed discussions of social obligation, compensations and remedial or restorative procedures into criticisms of the alleged propensity of self-anointed victims to engage in objectionable conduct.