The Pink Triangle

Author: Richard Plant
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429936932
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Pink Triangle

Author: Richard Plant
Publisher: Quorum/Greenwood
ISBN: 0805006001
Release Date: 1988-02-15
Genre: History

Describes government policies towards homosexuals in Hitler's Germany and recounts their ordeals in Nazi death camps

The Pink Triangle

Author: Richard Plant
Publisher: Henry Holt
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038101387
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Concentration camps

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.

The Men with the Pink Triangle

Author: Heinz Heger
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459608399
Release Date: 2010-11-26
Genre:

The first, and still the best known, testimony by a gay survivor of the Nazi concentration camps translated into English, this harrowing autobiography opened new doors onto the understanding of homosexuality and the Holocaust when it was first published in 1980 by Gay Men's Press. THE MEN WITH THE PINK TRIANGLE has been translated into several languages, with a second edition published in 1994 by Alyson Books. Heger's book also inspired the 1979 play Bent by Martin Sherman which was filmed as the 1997 movie of the same name, directed by Sean Mathias.

Branded by the Pink Triangle

Author: Ken Setterington
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 9781926920979
Release Date: 13-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. Activists, including Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women, and tried to repeal the old existing law against homosexuality. But all that would change when the Nazis came to power and existence for gay people turned into one of fear. Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war. A mix of historical research, first person accounts, and individual stories bring this time to life for readers. Stories of bravery in the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship found in the depths of despair in the camps, and the perseverance of the human spirit will both educate and inspire.

The Pink Swastika

Author: Scott Eric Lively
Publisher: Old Paths Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 0964760975
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Gays

In 1995, we published the 1st Edition of The Pink Swastika to counter historical revisionism by the homosexual political movement which had been attempting since the 1970s to fabricate a "Gay Holocaust" equivalent to that suffered by the Jews in Nazi Germany. Fifteen years have passed, but our research into this topic has never stopped.

The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals

Author: Frank Rector
Publisher: Stein & Day Pub
ISBN: UVA:X000224718
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on interviews with eyewitnesses, former Nazis, Third Reich homosexuals, and death camp survivors, Rector reconstructs the Reich's plans for the total annihilation of homosexuals

I Pierre Seel deported homosexual

Author: Pierre Seel
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: UVA:X002664316
Release Date: 1995-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes the author's struggle to survive the Nazi camps after being deported from France for homosexuality

Gay Berlin

Author: Robert Beachy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307473134
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: History

"Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), before the turn of the twentieth-century, Berlin was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. It was a city of firsts--the first sex reassignment surgeries, (arguably) the first openly gay man--that molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. In Gay Berlin, Robert Beachy deftly guides readers through past events and developments that continue to shape and influence the way we think about sexuality to this day. Surprising and informative, Gay Berlin is a groundbreaking and foundational cultural examination of human sexuality."

I Pierre Seel Deported Homosexual

Author: Pierre Seel
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465023837
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, seventeen-year- old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. This was the beginning of his journey through the horrors of a concentration camp. For nearly forty years, Seel kept this secret in order to hide his homosexuality. Eventually he decided to speak out, bearing witness to an aspect of the Holocaust rarely seen. This edition, with a new foreword from gay-literature historian Gregory Woods, is an extraordinary firsthand account of the Nazi roundup and the deportation of homosexuals.

Lost Intimacies

Author: William J. Spurlin
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 082047892X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

"Lost Intimacies: Rethinking Homosexuality under National Socialism" uses queer theory as a hermeneutic tool with which to read against the grain of heterotextual narratives of the Holocaust and as a way of locating alternative pathways of meaning in dominant Holocaust research. Specifically addressing the racialization of sexuality, the book asks how the politics of sexuality can be more explicitly and systematically theorized, along with state-sanctioned homophobia under Nazism, with a clear recognition that homophobia seldom operated alone, but worked in conjunction with other axes of power, including race, gender, eugenics, and population politics. In theorizing gender and sexuality as entangled axes of analysis, the book allows the specificity of lesbian difference to emerge and challenges the received wisdom that lesbians were not as systematically persecuted under National Socialism. William J. Spurlin questions the wisdom of received scholarship that reduces Nazi fascism to latent homosexuality, and examines the possible implications of Nazi homophobia, and its imbrication with other deployments of power, for the study of contemporary culture where the homophobic impulse continues to reverberate, thereby challenging understandings of history steeped in notions of progressive modernity.

The Hidden Holocaust

Author: Günter Grau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134260980
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: History

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.

An Underground Life

Author: Gad Beck
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299165043
Release Date: 2000-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

Bent

Author: Martin Sherman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557833362
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Drama

(Applause Books). Martin Sherman's worldwide hit play Bent took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar. "It educated the world," Sherman explains. "People knew about how the Third Reich treated Jews and, to some extent, gypsies and political prisoners. But very little had come out about their treatment of homosexuals." Gays were arrested and interned at work camps prior to the genocide of Jews, gypsies, and handicapped, and continued to be imprisoned even after the fall of the Third Reich and liberation of the camps. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.

Gay Voices from East Germany

Author: Jürgen Lemke
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253206308
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science

"These interviews are wonderful. Extremely interesting and informative about gay life in East Germany." —John C. Fouts "A fascinating book. As far as I know, it is the first time that working class gays have given us an insight into their lives.... A singular contribution." —George L. Mosse "Lemke's interviews with 14 gay men, mainly working class, not only encompass a range of gay lifestyles... but reflect almost a century of German history.... Ultimately, love and a steady partnership are upheld as the ideal." —Publishers Weekly "These narratives provide helpful insight into daily life in the GDR—a state that highly valued conformity—as lived by a minority rarely acknowledged." —Library Journal "... vividly portray the men's trials, tragedies, and triumphs... these memoirs are engagingly provocative.... will serve as a treasure house for future historians, sociologists, and other researchers." —Lambda Book Report "Not just gay men, but anyone with a little humanity will find it rewarding to spend a few hours listening to these men." —Hungry Mind Review "... a rare, intensive glimpse into another community and another culture." —A Different Light Review "The 14 compelling interviews... chronicle gay male experience prior to the dramatic events of the last two years."Â —On the Issues Jürgen Lemke's collection of interviews with East German homosexual men caused a sensation in the East, where it was hailed as "a milestone in the history of homosexual men in the GDR." The book presents sustained portraits of fourteen men from different generations and classes, "in the closet" and out. Together they provide a penetrating view into the lives of gay men in Germany from the time of Hitler until the final year of the separate socialist state.