Remembering the Holocaust's Persecuted Gays
Berlin’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, was on hand for the inauguration of a new memorial in the German capital dedicated to the 55,000 gay men who were branded criminals by the Nazi regime before and during World War II — and of whom about 15,000 were killed in Nazi camps.
The four-metre high monument, which has a window showing a film of two men kissing, was unveiled in Berlin.
[…] The new memorial – which was inaugurated by Berlin’s gay mayor, Klaus Wowereit, and Germany’s Culture Minister, Bernd Neumann – is situated close to that for the six million victims of the Holocaust.
Mr Wowereit said it was typical of post-war Germany that the victims had not been honoured until now.