Branded by the Pink Triangle

ISBN-10: 1926920961

ISBN-13: 9781926920962

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ken Setterington

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Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. Activists such as Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women and tried to repeal the law against homosexuality. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power; existence for gay people became fear-filled. Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress. The pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war. A mix of historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories brings this time to life for young readers. Stories of bravery in the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship found in the depths of despair in the camps and the perseverance of the human spirit will educate and inspire.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594

Ken Setterington is a librarian, storyteller, author and reviewer. He was named the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been an active storyteller and published retellings of The Snow Queen and The Wild Swans. In 2003, with co-author Deidre Baker, he wrote A Guide to Canadian Children’s Books. He lives with his partner in Toronto.

Preface
Berlin - Homosexual Capital of Europe
The Rise of the Nazis
The Gay Life Is Over
The Master Race - The Nazi Plan to Rid Germany of the Inferior
Death through Work - Imprisonment in the Concentration Camps
Nazis in Occupied Territories
Jewish Homosexuals
Aftermath
Recognition at Last
The Survivors
Conclusion: It Gets Better
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Appendix Timeline
Bibliography
Notes
Index
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