Gay/Lesbian Persecution

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Homosexuality and the Holocaust
November 29, 2017
In the Fall of 1933, the first transport of homosexuals arrived at Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp in

Resources

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum 
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Trust 
  • University of Southern California Shoah Archive 
  • New York Public Library Archive 
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a great selection of information on homosexual
victims of the Holocaust. This link gives a great overview of major events leading up to the persecution
of homosexuals as well as links to more information, easily found in the sidebar of the page.    https://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/learning-materials-and-resources/homosexuals-victims-of-the-nazi-era/persecution-of-homosexuals 
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum provides extensive information on the events leading up to the persecution of homosexuals and the injustice after the war.    http://auschwitz.org/en/history/categories-of- prisoners/homosexuals-a- separate-category- of-
prisoners/robert-biedron- nazisms-pink- hell/    
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust provides another good overview of the history including the revision of Paragraph 175, making it easier for the SS to arrest those suspected of being
gay. 
  http://hmd.org.uk/genocides/gay-people 
The USC Shoah Foundation Archive has short video clips of a couple survivors as well as people who were helped by
LGB people during the holocaust.    https://sfi.usc.edu/gaypride 
The New York Public Library website contains a list of biographies from LGB survivors.    https://www.nypl.org/blog/2017/06/06/honoring-lgbt-jewish-holocaust-survivors