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Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: The Oppression of the Gay Community in Nazi-Occupied Europe

February 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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To mark LGBTQ+ History Month, the Wiener Holocaust Library looks at the persecution faced by gay people in Nazi Germany, and some of the documents in Library’s International Tracing Service digital archive that contain evidence about their experiences.

The documents covered in this talk will provide some information about the men and women persecuted by the Nazis on the grounds of their sexuality, as well as insights into how Nazi persecution against gay people operated.

Workshop Aims:

  • To gain an overview of gay history in Europe.
  • To consider Nazi policies towards the gay community.
  • To use the Library’s collection to explore the persecution and discrimination the gay community faced in Nazi-Occupied Europe.

Event guidelines for those joining online:

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.

2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

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February 22, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Wiener Holocaust Library
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