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Letter to Commandant of Flossenbürg Camp

—US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Wilhelm Kroepfl

December 28, 1943

Josef and Amilia Kohout write to the commandant of Flossenbürg to ask to visit their son, Josef, who was imprisoned as a homosexual.

In 1994, the Museum acquired the unique collection of Josef Kohout. More widely known as Heinz Heger, Kohout was the subject of The Men with the Pink Triangle, the first published account of a gay survivor of the Nazi camps.