The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals

~by Richard Plant

People often forget or perhaps don't even known that many other groups were persecuted alongside the Jews by the Nazis during World War II. Homosexual men, especially German homosexual men, made up one of these groups. Their position is especially unique because homosexuality was illegal not only in Germany, but in much of the rest of the world. Because of this, they found very little sympathy or help even after liberation. Richard Plant was fortunate, he was able to escape from Germany to Sweden and then to America, despite being both Jewish and homosexual. However, most of his friends were not so fortunate. In The Pink Triangle he examines the plights particular to the homosexual community during the Nazis rise to and fall from power, an often neglected and ignored part of history.

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