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The pink triangle : the Nazi war against homosexuals, Richard Plant

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The pink triangle : the Nazi war against homosexuals
Title
The pink triangle
Title remainder
the Nazi war against homosexuals
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Richard Plant
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This text discusses the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich
  • The Pink Triangle sheds light on a corner of contemporary history that has long remained in the shadows: the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich. The author, himself a refugee from Nazi Germany, begins at the turn of the 20th century when widespread anti-gay prejudice was increasingly challenged in Germany by the rise of a vigorous homosexual emancipation movement. The various popular and scientific beliefs that often defamed and sometimes romanticized the gays are analyzed in depth. The Nazi movement, as it emerged in the 1920s, drew upon a rich tradition of sexual prejudice while adding its own brand of gutter fanaticism. The author records the origins and growth of the virulent homophobia that underlay the Nazi desire to annihilate Germany's homosexuals in order to ensure the "purity" of the Master Race. Street brutalities, as well as legal formalities, are described in detail. Painstaking study is given to the evolution of official Nazi policy toward the homosexuals, including the recurring strategies for their degradation, imprisonment, enslavement, and, finally, extermination. Directed by Himmler and his SS, the war against gays resulted in tens of thousands of arrests and thousands of deaths. How this campaign was conducted--the crackpot fantasies that fueled it, the men who made it possible, and the men who were its victims--is the subject of this book. The Nazi crusade against the gays saw friends, acquaintances--some no more than a name in someone's address book--arrested and shipped to concentration camps. There, forced to wear pink triangles, the accused constituted the lowest rung in the camp hierarchy. The horror of what camp life was like for them is revealed through diaries, documents never before translated from the German, and interviews with and letters from survivors. The Nazi rage against the homosexuals was more than an outburst by the gangsters of Europe; it was the attempted elimination of the polluting stranger, the defiling other.--Adapted from book jacket
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DLC
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1910-1998
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Plant, Richard
Dewey number
306.7/662/0943
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.G4
LC item number
P55 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
HQ 76.2.G4
NLM item number
P713p 1988
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Gays
  • Male homosexuality
  • Concentration camps
  • Germany
  • Homosexuality
  • Concentration Camps
  • Homosexuality
  • Political Systems
  • Concentration camps
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Male homosexuality
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
  • Homoseksualiteit
  • Nationaal-socialisme
  • Röhm, Ernst
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Homosexualität
  • Verfolgung
  • Homosexueller
  • Geschichte
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The pink triangle : the Nazi war against homosexuals, Richard Plant
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-248) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the storm -- The Roehm affair -- The grand inquisitor -- Persecution -- In camp -- Appendixes. Text of Paragraph 175 -- Chronology
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
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online
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036839255
Label
The pink triangle : the Nazi war against homosexuals, Richard Plant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the storm -- The Roehm affair -- The grand inquisitor -- Persecution -- In camp -- Appendixes. Text of Paragraph 175 -- Chronology
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036839255

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