The Non-Jewish People Killed and Forgotten in the Holocaust
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A descriptive essay that looks at the many victims of the holocaust and how many of the specific personalities or characteristics of some of these groups was overlooked. Part of the paper describes the plight of homosexuals during that time, it describes how homosexuals were marred by being forced to wear pink triangles so that they might be easily identified. Members of groups like this, the writer argues, are rarely noted in the books of history.
From the Paper:"Homosexual people were also victims of the holocaust, but this has been overlooked or, in many cases, not taught due to the prejudices of homophobic people. The Nazis made homosexual men wear pink triangular patches so that they could be identified easily. The Nazis, seeing the pink patches, harassed homosexuals much more than other groups in the concentration camps. Adding to the difficulties of homosexual, they were subject to persecution not just from German solders, but also from other prisoners in the camp. Many times the homosexual people would be beaten to death by other prisoner. Somewhere between ten thousand and fifteen thousand homosexual men died in the holocaust (Schwartz, 2008). The death toll was much higher for homosexuals in the concentration camps than for other non-Jewish groups. Although homosexuals could hide more easily than other groups despised by the Nazis because they could disguise their homosexuality, the police located homosexuals by raiding their meeting places. The government also set up networks and people that were informers to try to
locate homosexuals. In addition to killing homosexuals, the Nazis sent many of them to mental intuitions where they were supposed to be cured."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Schwartz, T.P. (2007). Five million forgotten. (accessed August26, 2009)http://remember.org/forgotten/
- Schwartz, T.P. (2008) Holocaust: Homosexuals Non-Jewish Victims Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 F (accessed August 26, 2009) http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/homesexuals.htm
- Schwartz, T.P. (2008) Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 F (accessed August 25, 2009) http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/Jehovahwitness.htmNewsletter
- Schwartz, T.P. (2008). Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 F (accessed August 25, 2009) http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/Jehovahwitness.htmNewsletter
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Holocaust. Holocaust Encyclopedia. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/index.php?ModuleId=10005143 (accessed September 3, 2009).
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