The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals

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Henry Holt and Company, 1 apr. 2011 - 272 pagini

This is the first comprehensive book in English on the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany. The author, a German refugee, examines the climate and conditions that gave rise to a vicious campaign against Germany's gays, as directed by Himmler and his SS--persecution that resulted in tens of thousands of arrests and thousands of deaths.

In this Nazi crusade, homosexual prisoners were confined to death camps where, forced to wear pink triangles, they constituted the lowest rung in the camp hierarchy. The horror of camp life is described through diaries, previously untranslated documents, and interviews with and letters from survivors, revealing how the anti-homosexual campaign was conducted, the crackpot homophobic fantasies that fueled it, the men who made it possible, and those who were its victims, this chilling book sheds light on a corner of twentieth-century history that has been hidden in the shadows much too long.

 

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This is a topic, sad and horrific as it is, that I've always wanted to know more about. As a Jew, I was brought up to know about what happened to Jews in the Holocaust, and I've read extensively on ... Citiți recenzia completă

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This was one of the harder reads for me over the Holocaust because it had more of a personal twinge to it than the other books that I have read. The book focuses primarily on the plight of homosexual ... Citiți recenzia completă

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ix
PROLOGUE
xiii
INTRODUCTION
13
CHAPTER 1 Before the Storm
21
CHAPTER 2 The Roehm Affair
53
CHAPTER 3 The Grand Inquisitor
71
CHAPTER 4 Persecution
105
CHAPTER 5 In Camp
151
CONCLUSION
182
EPILOGUE
188
APPENDIX 1 TEXT OF PARAGRAPH 175
206
APPENDIX 2 CHRONOLOGY
207
NOTES
223
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
236
INDEX
249
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Richard Plant was born in Frankfurt and was a graduate of the University of Basel, where he earned his Ph.D. Since emigrating to the United States in 1938, he has contributed numerous articles to many publications, and teaches at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

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