Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals Subject of Traveling Exhibit | At Your Library

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals Subject of Traveling Exhibit | At Your Library

Thousands of homosexuals, primarily gay men, perished at the hands of the Nazis in concentration camps by the Nazis along with millions of Jews and other victims including, Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the handicapped during World War II and the Holocaust.
The story of what happened to homosexuals in Nazi Germany is the subject of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibition, “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.” The exhibition has been circulating to cities across the country. More than two years in development, it is the first major exhibition on the subject for English-speaking audiences and draws on materials from more than 40 archives and other repositories in eight countries. Read more...
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