Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945


June 9, 2004 through September 19, 2004
Holocaust Museum Houston Mincberg Gallery

Between 1933 and 1945, as Nazi Germany sought domination over Europe, the Nazi government persecuted these lesser-known victims of the Holocaust who were believed by the Nazis to be carriers of degeneracy that threatened the nation's disciplined masculinity and hindered population growth.  The Nazi state incarcerated tens of thousands of men in prisons and concentration camps as a means of terrorizing German homosexuals into social conformity.

This exhibition is generously underwritten by Houston Endowment Inc., Dr. Michael and Linda Eisemann, and Nina and Michael Zilkha, with special thanks to Gulf Coast Archives; Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Inc.; and Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

This exhibit is organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


"Couple" painting: Freundespaar (Couple), by August Heitmüller (1873-1935), oil on canvas, 1925. Schwules Museum[Gay Mu
"Couple" painting: Freundespaar (Couple), by August Heitmüller (1873-1935), oil on canvas, 1925. Schwules Museum[Gay Museum]

Solidarity. Drawing by Richard Grune. Schwules Museum, Berlin/UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM #136
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