Saturday, June 06, 2009
Obama at Buchenwald - And Gays
President Obama was at Buchenwald yesterday. Quite rightly he attacked Holocaust deniers.
But I was interested because, although gay people (mostly men) were not sent (as gay people) to extermination camps (e.g. Auschwitz), they were sent to concentration camps such as Dachau and Buchenwald.
This is acknowledge at Buchenwald as the picture above shows.
Wikipedia Article (Good in this Case): Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Heinz Heger: Men with the Pink Triangle, Alyson Publishing: 1994
James Steakley: Homosexuals and the Third Reich, The Body Politic 11, January/February 1974,