Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Watch Live | Nazi Persecution of Gay People

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Three gay friends pose in a Berlin apartment before the Nazis rise to power.  Courtesy of Schwules Museum

Pride Month: The Nazi Persecution of Gay People
Live Digital Program

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page

Join Museum experts for a Facebook Live episode that gives voice to a community silenced during the Holocaust.

Before the Nazis came to power, Berlin was home to a vibrant gay community. Within weeks of their party’s rise in March 1933, the Nazis drove this population underground and waged a violent campaign against homosexuality.

Learn about a few individuals who were among the more than 100,000 men arrested for violating Germany’s law against “unnatural indecency among men.”

Speaker
Dr. Jake Newsome, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Moderator
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook page.

Photo: Three gay friends pose in a Berlin apartment before the Nazis’ rise to power. Courtesy of Schwules Museum