Beginning Thursday, Stonewall National Museum in Wilton Manors, Florida, will present “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals ,” a traveling exhibit produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial. Holocaust Encyclopedia article—Persecution of Homosexuals in the Third Reich Holocaust Encyclopedia article——Classification System in Nazi Concentration Camps Holocaust Encyclopedia article—Lesbians and the Third Reich. The Extermination of Homosexuals in the Death Camps Precise figures on the number of homosexuals exterminated in Nazi Death camps have never been established. Estimates range from 10, to 15,
Around holocaust prosecutions of homosexuals
turn of the century there was a fairly significant gay rights movement in Germany under the leadership of Magnus Hirschfeld and his organization, the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. The major goals of the movement were to educate the public and to bring about the repeal of Paragraph At the close of World War I, there was a somewhat more liberal climate holocaust prosecutions of homosexuals
Germany and the Weimar Republic, while it did not repeal the existing law, did not enforce the law with the same zeal as the First Reich. There was a proliferation of homosexual meeting places, books, articles and films and homosexuality was considerably more open and more openly discussed. In the mid's the government reacted to these developments by attempting to enforce the laws more vigorously and to pass more restrictive legislation. Inafter a couple of years of debate and discussion, the attempt failed by a narrow majority in the Reichstag.