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Why did Nazi Germany persecute gay men?

Thousands of men were arrested under Paragraph 175, the law criminalizing homosexuality. 

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Several historical documents layered on top of each other, including an open diary, a photograph of a house in the country, telegram, and other typewritten papers.

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