Nazi persecution of gays

 

2450304-700x335Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) EGALE (http://egale.ca/) is Canada’s  national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice.

It is sponsoring a dynamite display on the horrendous harassment of gays in the Nazi years at the Miles Nadal centre or “the Jewish Y’ at Spadina  and Bloor. The  display runs from October 2-8.

It is obviously beamed at educators. On loan from the Holocaust museum in Washington, it is a marvelously documented history of this shameful attack on homosexual people.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant “Aryan” race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany’s homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity.

October 2 – 8, 2013

9:00am – 4:00 pm (Monday – Saturday)

7:00pm – 10:00 pm (Thursday and Friday only)

9:00am – 12:00 pm (Sunday only)

 

 

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