Homosexuals were among the many groups of people persecuted by the Nazis. As the Nazi Party became fierce enforcers of the criminal code prohibiting homosexuality, men were detained, interrogated, brutally tortured, imprisoned, sent to concentration camps, and murdered. They were labeled with a pink triangle. Their stories were hidden for decades following the end of the Holocaust as they were still criminalized and shamed into silence.
The pieces of this collection are inspired by research of homosexual persecution under the Nazis and the stories of men too forgotten.
Homosexuals: Victims of the nazi era. (n.d.). Retrieved August 07, 2017, from https://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/learning-materials-and-resources/homosexuals-victims-of-the-nazi-era
Plant, R. (1986). The Pink Triangle. New York, NY: Holt Paperbacks.
Seel, P. (2011). I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual. (J. Neugroschel, Trans.). New York, NY: Basic Books. (Original work published 1994)
Setterington, K. (2013). Branded by the Pink Triangle. Toronto, ON: Second Story Press.
Weishaupt, J. & Jeanrond, E. (Directors). (1991). We were marked with a big a [Motion picture]. Germany: Mediengruppe schwabing filmproduktion.