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June 27, 2015

Bergen-Belsen — where homosexuals was (sic) interned by the Nazis …

Filed under: Dachau, Germany — furtherglory @ 10:29 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/06/26/queen-pays-sombre-visit-to-bergen-belsen-concentration-camp/

This quote is from the news article, sited above:

Bergen-Belsen – where homosexuals was interned by the Nazis along with a number of other minority groups – was liberated by British troops 1945. Gay prisoners were not set free at the end of the Second World War, unlike other groups, and were made to serve out their sentences.

[…]

Approximately 50,000 served prison sentences as “convicted homosexuals”, and around 5,000 to 15,000 gay men were imprisoned in concentration camps across Germany and Nazi occupied countries. Many gay men were imprisoned by the allied authorities after the liberation of the concentration camps as homosexuality remained illegal.

Statue of the

Statue of the “unknown prisoner” at Dachau; the model for this statue was Kurt Lange, a homosexual

The statue created by Fritz Koelle, known as the “Unknown Inmate,” which is shown in the photo above, was erected at the Dachau memorial site in 1950. The statue is located just north of the old crematorium where the bodies of dead prisoners were burned.

The words on the base of the statue, shown above, when translated into English, mean “To honor the dead, to admonish the living.”

The model for the statue was Kurt Lange, a homosexual who had been imprisoned at Dachau.

Under a new German law, after the Nazis came to power, all criminals who had served two prison terms were sent to a concentration camp for at least six months of “rehabilitation.”

One category of German citizens, who were prosecuted persecuted by Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as Chief of the German Police, was homosexuals.

Paragraph 175 of the German criminal code, which had been in effect since 1871, made it a crime for men to publicly engage in gay sex or for male prostitutes to solicit men for sex.

It is important to note that men were only arrested if they were having sex in public, or if they were soliciting men on the street. Some of the men who were sent to a concentration camp under this law were not homosexual; they were male prostitutes.

Himmler began enforcing Paragraph 175 and a total of about 10,000 homosexuals were eventually sent to concentration camps such as Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen for at least 6 months of “rehabilitation.”  They received regular visits from the medical commissions, who attempted to change their sexual orientation because the Nazis believed that these prisoners were gay by choice.

The first homosexual prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Georg Bautler, Prisoner No. 130. The first Jew to be sent to Mauthausen was also incarcerated because he had broken the German law under Paragraph 175.

9 Comments »

  1. To those who contend gays shouldn’t marry – don’t marry one!
    To that man or woman who contends same sex marriage somehow threatens their heterosexual marriage… all I can say is that your marriage is already in deep $h!7 and I think you’re looking for any reason to bail out!

    Comment by shafarnullifidian — June 29, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

  2. Okay the Krauts wanted to hammer down on the gays. What about the Brits? This happened after WW2. Alan Turing. He was a codebreaker. He didn’t do any of his acts in public. Everything was behind closed doors. He had a choice between the big house or probation. He took the probation. One of the conditions of probation was undergo hormonal treatments to reduce his libido. That went on for one year. He got his security clearance yanked. Along with other stuff. He was found dead in his apartment. Cyanide poisoning. So the Krauts were assholes as to how they treated gays? England don’t look much better.

    Comment by Tim — June 29, 2015 @ 8:09 am

  3. Who’s Frank Rector ? I know he wrote a book on this subject,but that’s about all I could find. I know he’s got an axe to grind with Susan Jacoby ( who’s she). He don’t like her,cause she gave a shitty review of his book. There were 3 reviews on Amazon. Two of the reviews on there weren’t to flattering either. This guys trying to defend his book,but the only way he seems able to do that is fling mud. I’m still trying to find Susan Jacobys review of the book.

    Comment by Tim — June 28, 2015 @ 7:05 pm

  4. “This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.” – Barack Obama, about the legalization of gay marriage everywhere in the United States, June 2015.

    What’s next? The end of ‘discrimination’ against NAMBLA guys (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Man/Boy_Love_Association), zoophilic people, and who knows what else? Aren’t such things the logical conclusion of the Golden Calf of equality?

    It seems that the victorious side of WW2 was not the side of civilization and good as we’ve been told after all, but the side of perversity…😉

    Comment by hermie — June 27, 2015 @ 7:43 pm

  5. 12 states still ban sodomy a decade after the Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/21/12-states-ban-sodomy-a-decade-after-court-ruling/7981025/. Homosexual behavior was not just illegal in Nazi Germany, it was illegal in all Western countries before, during and after WWII with pedophiles, prostitutes and men caught having sex with each other in parks and public restrooms arrested and sentenced to jail terms. It was considered a “vice” back then, but after 1945 things started to change in America thanks to the German Marxist refugee intellectuals of the Frankfurt School who included Willhelm Reich. These men were brought into the OSS as intelligence assets to help win the war and given plum teaching jobs in academia afterwards. We have them to thank for the Sexual Revolution of the l960’s. It was their “progressive” students in universities across America who decided “vice” was nice pioneered the path to church and state sanctioned same sex marriage.

    Comment by who dares wings — June 27, 2015 @ 3:43 pm

  6. Were they allowed to marry each other?

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 27, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    • They might have had private ceremonies, in which they married each other, but there was no legal “gay marriage” anywhere in the world until just recently.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 27, 2015 @ 11:39 am


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