November 10, 2014

Persecuted for being gay

Branded by the Pink Triangle
by Ken Setterington

Berlin in the 1920s was a liberal and accepting city where homosexual culture thrived. Although German law prohibited sex between men, the law was rarely enforced. That all changed with the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party. Anyone suspected of being gay was imprisoned, tortured, or sent to concentration camps. He was also forced to wear a pink triangle sewn onto his prison uniform.

Through compelling first-person accounts, Setterington shines a light on a dark period of human history that must not be forgotten.

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