Pink Triangle Issue Archives - VANGARDIST MAGAZINE

The Pink Triangle Issue: Prologue

Did you know that during the Nazi era 15,000 people were sent to concentration camps for same-sex love? Did you know that these people were labelled with a pink triangle and were even considered by other camp inmates as being...

A brief History of Homophobia

It was just short of 25 years ago that a new Germany, keen to be progressive, struck Paragraph 175 out of its Criminal Code and thus – for the first time in Germany’s history – completely decriminalized homosexuality. Two and a...

The History of the Pink Triangle

Up to 15,000 homosexual men were deported to concentration camps during the reign of National Socialist terror, and of these, more than 60 percent would not survive the abuse, forced labour, hunger and illness they met with. Like other concentration...

The Gay Purge: From Isolation to Murder

I cannot give a comprehensive account here of the legal and social circumstances that led to the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi era. Instead, I would like to discuss the conditions of their internment. There is no doubt that...

The Man with the Pink Triangle

When the book The Men with the Pink Triangle appeared in 1972, it was the first time a gay man dared to report his fate as a victim of Nazi-regime persecution. It was published using the pen name Heinz Heger....

“Mauthausen is a place for the present!”

DDr Barbara Glück has been the director of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial since 2005. She understood our request right away and gave it her support. While the volunteers were on site at the memorial to take part in our...