Branded by the pink triangle /
Ken Setterington.
imprint
Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press, c2013.
description
155 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1926920961, 9781926920962
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imprint
Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press, c2013.
isbn
1926920961
9781926920962
contents note
Berlin -- homosexual capital of Europe -- The rise of the Nazis -- The gay life is over -- The master race -- the Nazi plan to rid Germany of the inferior -- Death through work -- imprisonment in the concentration camps -- Nazis in occupied territories -- Jewish homosexuals -- Aftermath -- Recognition at last -- The survivors -- It gets better.
abstract
Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power. 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 brings this time to life for young readers.
catalogue key
8954135
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135) and index.
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"This book does an excellent job of describing the initial harassment of gay men by the Nazis...Young readers will now know this important piece of Holocaust history and understand the significance of the pink triangle, now the symbol of gay rights, once a mark of shame."
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These are powerful stories whose time has more than come to be told.
Main Description
A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.
Main Description
A history of the persecution of gay people by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.
Main Description
Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. Activists such as Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women and tried to repeal the law against homosexuality. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power; existence for gay people became fear-filled. 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 brings this time to life for young 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 educate and inspire.
Main Description
When the Nazis took power in Europe, life changed for gay men. Labeled as "inferior" by the Nazis, they were harassed and persecuted. In Germany in the 1930s, gay men went from living in one of the most sexually liberal and accepting countries in the world to existing in a constant state of fear from the threat of raids, arrests, prison sentences, and possible death. When the Nazis built the concentration camps, homosexual men were imprisoned. The triangle was sewn onto their prison uniforms, just as the Star of David was sewn onto those of the Jews. The pink triangle has become a symbol for gay rights, but many people don't know the story of persecution behind it. This under-told history is brought to life with 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. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Berlin - Homosexual Capital of Europep. 3
The Rise of the Nazisp. 9
The Gay Life Is Overp. 25
The Master Race - The Nazi Plan to Rid Germany of the Inferiorp. 37
Death through Work - Imprisonment in the Concentration Campsp. 55
Nazis in Occupied Territoriesp. 75
Jewish Homosexualsp. 81
Aftermathp. 91
Recognition at Lastp. 97
The Survivorsp. 103
Conclusion: It Gets Betterp. 113
Afterwordp. 119
Acknowledgmentsp. 121
Appendix Timelinep. 123
Bibliographyp. 133
Notesp. 137
Indexp. 143
Photo Creditsp. 153
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