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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(and then what happened)
Following the liberation of concentration camps, many gay survivors (the pink triangles) were placed in prison by German authorities. Since concentration camps were not considered “jail,” homosexual men were still in violation of Paragraph 175 (a law outlawing homosexuality in Germany) and were then placed in prison to serve time for breaking the law.
To this day, not one single gay survivor or family member has been given financial payments by the government in Germany. 

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Never forget our history.

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* History You Should Know

(and then what happened)

Following the liberation of concentration camps, many gay survivors (the pink triangles) were placed in prison by German authorities. Since concentration camps were not considered “jail,” homosexual men were still in violation of Paragraph 175 (a law outlawing homosexuality in Germany) and were then placed in prison to serve time for breaking the law.

To this day, not one single gay survivor or family member has been given financial payments by the government in Germany. 

KNOWhomo history reblogs.

Would you like to know more? Check out:

#History You Should Know 

#Black/African American 

#Pink Triangle History 

#Flag(s) History 

#Military/Armed Forces 

#Vintage 

#Christian 

#Jewish 

#Muslim 

 

Never forget our history.

mysocalled-gay-life:

Had to read this and a few other gay holocaust victim books. So sad and fascinating.

That Lesbian and Gay victims of the Holocaust, and the few survivors, were overlooked by history that makes me so angry. It’s appalling! 
I didn’t learn about this in any history class at school. We learned that the Nazis rounded up Jews, and that was it! I only learned about the Pink Triangle after I came out and started doing my own research into LGBT history.
THIS is the reason we have Gay Pride celebrations. Pride celebrations are about strength, community and most of all, visibility. We want our history recorded. We want LGBT youth to know that they are not alone. We want them to know that they are valuable members of society and no matter how bad they might have it today, things WILL get better. 

mysocalled-gay-life:

Had to read this and a few other gay holocaust victim books. So sad and fascinating.

That Lesbian and Gay victims of the Holocaust, and the few survivors, were overlooked by history that makes me so angry. It’s appalling!

I didn’t learn about this in any history class at school. We learned that the Nazis rounded up Jews, and that was it! I only learned about the Pink Triangle after I came out and started doing my own research into LGBT history.

THIS is the reason we have Gay Pride celebrations. Pride celebrations are about strength, community and most of all, visibility. We want our history recorded. We want LGBT youth to know that they are not alone. We want them to know that they are valuable members of society and no matter how bad they might have it today, things WILL get better. 

(Source: fagraklett)

669 Jewish Children Were Saved From The Holocaust By A Single Man. This Is How They Thanked Him.

via Upworthy.com

Sir Nicholas Winton who organized the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme “That’s Life” aired in 1988.

Special thanks to

It Couldn’t Happen Here… Right?

Almost a century ago, a man in Eastern Europe gained power by feeding into the fears of the populace that was struggling financially, and needed scapegoats. Jews, Gypsies, and Homosexuals were imprisoned in concentration camps with the purpose of extermination.

That couldn’t happen again, right?

It CERTAINLY couldn’t happen HERE, Right?

RIGHT???

source - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d2n7vSPwhSU