Always Remember: The Pink Triangle

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Homosexuals were often given the most strenuous work assignments in their individual camps. Heinz Heger describes the mining jobs he and other homosexual inmates were assigned in his book, "The Men With The Pink Triangle" Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&p=107417#ixzz3Yx8HXIiX

Homosexuals were often given the most strenuous work assignments in their individual camps. Heinz Heger describes the mining jobs he and other homosexual inmates were assigned in his book, "The Men With The Pink Triangle" Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&p=107417#ixzz3Yx8HXIiX

Pink triangle - symbol for homosexuals in the concentration camps

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Pink triangle - symbol for homosexuals in the concentration camps

Pastor Worley says gays and lesbians should be rounded up and left to die off behind electrified fences. A similar instance already happened... it was called the Holocaust.

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Hector Silva makes history hot. In “Nuestras Historias Plegadas,” a blindfolded shirtless, muscular man stands behind barbed wire. He lowers the left waistband of his prison garb, revealing a biohazard symbol. The man’s right wrist is bound with rope and an upside down pink triangle is tattooed on his forearm. “I wanted to bring some of our gay history back to our new generations,” Silva says. “I have been talking to a lot of gay youth and other gay people, including gay Latino immigrants…

Hector Silva makes history hot. In “Nuestras Historias Plegadas,” a blindfolded shirtless, muscular man stands behind barbed wire. He lowers the left waistband of his prison garb, revealing a biohazard symbol. The man’s right wrist is bound with rope and an upside down pink triangle is tattooed on his forearm. “I wanted to bring some of our gay history back to our new generations,” Silva says. “I have been talking to a lot of gay youth and other gay people, including gay Latino immigrants…

The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps

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JANUARY 27 is INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY. What is important to remember and so OFTEN overlooked is that the HOLOCAUST happened to more than just the Jews. In addition to the six million people of the Jewish faith that were BRUTALLY murdered...those considered gypsies, mentally or physically handicapped and ALL KNOWN HOMOSEXUALS were sent to the camps. That's right...the gays. The upside down pink triangle so commonly known as a symbol of gay rights was once the most dreaded...

JANUARY 27 is INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY. What is important to remember and so OFTEN overlooked is that the HOLOCAUST happened to more than just the Jews. In addition to the six million people of the Jewish faith that were BRUTALLY murdered...those considered gypsies, mentally or physically handicapped and ALL KNOWN HOMOSEXUALS were sent to the camps. That's right...the gays. The upside down pink triangle so commonly known as a symbol of gay rights was once the most dreaded...

When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed…

When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed…


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