New German Monument Honors Gays And Lesbians Persecuted By Nazis


From Forward:

On June 27, the city of Munich unveiled its “Monument to the Gays and Lesbians Persecuted under the Nazi Regime.” The sidewalk memorial, commissioned by the city in 2011 and created by the German artist Ulla von Brandenburg, is a mosaic of colored concrete blocks that marks the site of a gay bar raided by the Nazis on Oct. 20, 1934. A plaque describes the raid as the start of “the systematic persecution of homosexuals by the police, the Gestapo and the judiciary.”

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