Memorial for the homosexual prosecuted by the Nazi
Ebertstrasse, Berlin, Germany
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Memorial for the homosexual prosecuted by the Nazism Sep 17, 2012
Opposite the big memorial for the Jewish victims for the Nazi is a much smaller memorial for the homosexuals who were prosecuted and many killed by the Nazi regime. Contrary to the prosecution of the Jews it took a long time before the Germans recognized the homosexual victims with a memorial. A large part of the reason is homosexuality remained illegal in Westgermany until 1969.
Until the 1980s nobody even discussed a memorial for these victims but finally in 1985 the German president recognized the homosexuals as a victim group of the Nazi regime. In 1993 an interest group started promoting a memorial for the homosexual victims - and finally in 2003 a memorial was approved at the current location. In 2008 the small memorial was finally finished.
The memorial is basically a big concrete blog. Within the concrete blog is a video which show homosexual kissing. Unlike the Jewish memorial on the other side of the road not many people seems to notice this small memorial and when I went to see it I was the only one around which seemed to notice the small memorial.
Part of the Another brick from the wall travel blog
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