Journalism, part 2. Why are titles, or headings, so important if you want to be a good writer? You see so much stupid, disturbingly striking, uproarious titles everywhere on the internet.
By the end of the war, between 5, and 10, men suspected of engaging in homosexual practices had been deported to concentration camps, where two-thirds of them died. Prisoners at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany, watched over by Nazi guards December 19, While this chapter of history has now been well documented by researchers in Germany, what about the lives of gays and lesbians in the other European countries during that period?
Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party the Nazi Party in Germany, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbianswere two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the "German norm". Between andan estimatedmen were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50, were officially sentenced.
Trouble viewing? Open in web browser. History doctoral student Samuel Clowes Huneke analyzed several police files from the s that illuminate the limited toleration some lesbians found during the Nazi regime.
Yeah, yeah, we got that last time. Does the super secret agency have secret squirrels? Inspector Gadget?
We know that lesbians weren't specifically targeted by the Third Reich as were male homosexuals, but Nazi policies made any lifestyle other than heterosexuality extremely difficult. It has inspired art exhibits, songs, and a play, and in part, a recent San Francisco symposium on "Lesbians and the Holocaust. And now the book is a major motion picture.
It was a photo finish. But a closer look revealed something a little funny about this macho figure — a few curves out of proportion and a smoother-than-expected face. This racing hero was Violette Morris, a woman designed to stun more than a few crowds in her time.
Further still, the Nazis believed women were inferior to men and thus dependent on them. Under this theory, a lesbian would still rely on the men in her community, and is hardly a threat to male dominance. Sexuality, they believed, did not interfere with a woman serving the Nazi state as a wife and mother. There is another prominent narrative, which has gained attention over the past year.
Although homosexual acts among men had traditionally been a criminal offense throughout much of Germany, lesbianism homosexual acts among women was not criminalized. This was true in large part because of the subordinate role of women in German state and society. Unlike male homosexuals, lesbians were not generally regarded as a social or political threat.
The play tells the historical story of the love affair between the lesbian Nazi officer Anneliese Kohlmann and one of her female Jewish prisoners in Neuengamme concentration camp. The play is based on Kohlmann's Belsen trial transcriptand also on Holocaust survivors ' testimonies, including the testimony of Ruth Bondya well-known Israeli writer, translator and journalist. Charlotte Brod is an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives in her Tel Aviv apartement.