Holocaust Memorial Day by TristanAlexander

"It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 gay men were detained in concentration camps under the Nazi regime, persecuted under Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code, which proscribed sexual acts between men. (In total, between 1933 and 1945, around 100,000 men were arrested under Paragraph 175, half of whom were sentenced.) While the Gestapo directive expanding incarceration beyond regular prisons was issued on April 4, 1938, gay men were among the first victims of the Holocaust to be rounded up and interned in concentration camps starting in 1933."

(And when the Allied forces liberated the camps, they did NOT liberate the gays, they LEFT THEM in the camps)!!

The cry of "Never Again" is a powerful one, but with our current President and Congress, we are headed for this same horror! Jews will not be the main target, but I am sure they will be included by the White Supremacists who want this to be a straight, white, male, Christian Nation and are already starting to make laws to make it so!

Holocaust Memorial Day

TristanAlexander

27 January 2017 at 12:02:01 MST

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    Homosexuality wasn't legal in Germany until 1969 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragraph_175 and so they were equal with regular criminals. It's sad but unfortunately true.

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      That has NOTHING to do with the allied forces leaving them in those camps! And before Hitler it was not ILLEGAL!

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        It was illegal before Hitler too. (I'm from germany, we had this 3 years in history class)

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          Funny Germany was well known for being gay friendly before Hitler, but hey, that makes it all OK, never mind!