Ken Setterington's Branded by the Pink Triangle PDF

By Ken Setterington

ISBN-10: 1926920961

ISBN-13: 9781926920962

Sooner than the increase of the Nazi social gathering, Germany, in particular Berlin, was once some of the most tolerant locations for homosexuals on this planet. Activists resembling Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein campaigned overtly for the rights of homosexual women and men and attempted to repeal the legislations opposed to homosexuality. yet that each one replaced whilst the Nazis got here to energy; lifestyles for homosexual humans grew to become fear-filled. Raids, arrests, felony sentences and expulsions turned the day-by-day truth. while the focus camps have been outfitted, homosexuals have been imprisoned besides Jews and the other teams the Nazis desired to suppress.

The red triangle sewn onto criminal uniforms turned the emblem of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that will proceed for a few years after the battle. a mixture of historic examine, first-person money owed and person tales brings this time to lifestyles for younger readers. tales of bravery within the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship present in the depths of melancholy within the camps and the perseverance of the human spirit will train and encourage.

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He was not to repeat it when he founded his own political movement. There was another mistake of the Pan-Germans which Hitler was not to make. That was the failure to win over the support of at least some of the powerful, established institutions of the nation – if not the Church, then the Army, say, or the cabinet or the head of state. Unless a political movement gained such backing, the young man saw, it would be difficult if not impossible for it to assume power. This support was precisely what Hitler had the shrewdness to arrange for in the crucial January days of 1933 in Berlin and what alone made it possible for him and his National Socialist Party to take over the rule of a great nation.

A pastor had come bearing unbelievable news for the wounded soldiers in the military hospital at Pasewalk, a small Pomeranian town northeast of Berlin, where Hitler was recovering from temporary blindness suffered in a British gas attack a month before near Ypres. That Sunday morning, the pastor informed them, the Kaiser had abdicated and fled to Holland. The day before a republic had been proclaimed in Berlin. On the morrow, November 11, an armistice would be signed at Compiegne in France. The war had been lost.

This was a time,” he says, ”in which anyone who was not satisfied with developments . . felt called upon to found a new party. Everywhere these organizations sprang out of the ground, only to vanish silently after a time. ”74 After Feder had finished speaking Hitler was about to leave, when a ”professor” sprang up, questioned the soundness of Feder’s arguments and then proposed that Bavaria should break away from Prussia and found a South German nation with Austria. This was a popular notion in Munich at the time, but its expression aroused Hitler to a fury and he rose to give ”the learned gentleman,” as he later recounted, a piece of his mind.

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