QOTD: Nazis and Homosexuality

“Nazis viewed women first and foremost as the producers of children. They were to be involved in “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (children, kitchen, and church). Lesbians were not considered harmful to the regime, so they were not targeted in the same manner as male homosexuals. Small numbers of lesbians were arrested and suffered in concentration camps, but they were most often labeled as anti-social members of society.”

– Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington

This is now the second book I’ve read re: homosexuality in concentration camps and the pink triangle – the patch that labeled you as homosexual within these camps. If you can get a hand on this book, or the other book I’ve read (The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps) I’d recommend them. They offer an interesting and often passed over part of LGBTQ history.

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