The Persecution of Same-Sex Sexual Orientation during the Holocaust

2464 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 10 Pages
One of the more obtrusive factors that contributed to the aggrandized attacks against the homosexual and Lesbian community was the first nineteen thirty-five revision of paragraph one hundred and seventy-five of the German criminal code. To investigate an aspect that contributed to the forgotten or ignored persecution of homosexuals during the Third Reich would increase the knowledge on a topic rarely talked about. Therefore, the extent of the impact of the paragraph one hundred seventy-five’s revision on the shift in tolerance towards homosexual behavior from Hitler towards the Nazi party and German society back in World War two. This paper will explore the impact of the revision of Paragraph one hundred and seventy-five in nineteen thirty-five on the escalation of the persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany, as well as other factors that could change Hitler’s tolerance towards the party and society. This will be achieved by exploring a number of papers concerning the promulgation of sexuality, the dogmatism of homosexuality, and primary sources from victims of the persecution to determine and analyze the overall impact of the article’s revision on the campaign attacks against homosexuals. Although important in considering the intensified persecution…
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