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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 01:11 AM

These are the stories of gay women in a Nazi concentration camp

The Nazis called them ‘anti-social’, ‘criminal’ or ‘crazy’.

But the lesbians imprisoned during the Holocaust in Ravensbrück, the women’s concentration camp, were none of those things.

And now their modern-day lesbian and feminist sisters are setting about telling their stories and honoring their memories.

For decades these stories were lost, as lesbianism remained taboo in the post-Nazi era.

So today it is difficult to know exactly many lesbians were persecuted and murdered for their sexuality or how many lesbians were among other categories of prisoners in the camps.

But here are some stories we can tell of women persecuted under the Third Reich.

All of them passed through Ravensbrück, the women’s concentration camp 90km north of Berlin. For some, it was also where they ended their lives.


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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:21 AM

1. I did not know this

Thanks for posting this

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