NAZI PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS 1933 - 1945Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany sought to rid its territory of the regime's alleged "racial enemies," foremost among whom were Europe's Jews. As part of its effort to create a “master Aryan race,” the Nazi government also persecuted other groups, including homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that threatened the nation's “disciplined masculinity” and hindered population growth, the Nazis incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of men as a means of terrorizing German homosexuals into social conformity.
Through reproductions of some 250 historical 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.
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