The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party is a book first published in 1995 by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, and currently in its 5th edition. The book, in which the authors argue that homosexuality in the Nazi Party contributed to the extreme militarism of Nazi Germany, has been widely debunked [by whom?] and drawn extensive criticism from historians.Subject: Nazi Germany. Mar 27, 2017 · This made some German homosexuals think he might ultimately tone down the Nazi stance. That was always wishful thinking, but became especially moot after 1934’s “Night of the Long Knives,” when Röhm and others were massacred as Hitler consolidated his power. (Earlier, the Social Democrats, one of the few parties to campaign for the.
SS leader Heinrich Himmler directed the increasing persecution of homosexuals in the Third Reich. Lesbians were not regarded as a threat to Nazi racial policies and were generally not targeted for persecution. Similarly, Nazi leaders generally did not target non-German homosexuals unless they were active with German partners. Mar 09, 2015 · Homosexuality was classed as a “degenerate form of behaviour” in Nazi Germany that threatened the nation’s “disciplined masculinity”. Under Nazi law, homosexuality was deemed non-Aryan and as such homosexuals were far more persecuted in Nazi Germany than under the Weimar regime.
See Homosexuals and the Holocaust for further details. Yet, according to some historians, homosexual men constituted the core of the Nazi Party in Germany. In contrast to the wimpy "swish" homosexual, Nazi homosexuals were ultra-macho or "butch". The OSS addressed the reason why so many homosexuals found the Nazi party inviting, “. Although some claim that the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany was a myth, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum claims 5,000 – 15,000 gay men were killed in the Holocaust. Male homosexuality was made illegal in Nazi Germany under Paragraph 175 – a law so vague that it prohibited same-sex fantasies – and were forced to wear a pink triangle in concentration and death camps.
Research on Nazi persecution of homosexuals was impeded by the criminalization and social stigmatization of homosexuals in Europe and the United States in the decades following the Holocaust. Most survivors were afraid or ashamed to tell their stories. Through reproductions of some 250 historic photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 examines the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime's attempt to eradicate homosexuality that left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.This exhibition is the first in a series about the lesser–known victims of the Nazi era.
The number of homosexuals who died in Nazi concentration camps is unknown and likely to remain so. Although statistics are available on the number of men brought to trial on charges of “lewd and unnatural behaviour,” many more were sent to camps without the benefit of a trial.