Branded By The Pink Triangle

branded by the pink triangleTen well-researched chapters describe how early 20th century tolerant attitudes toward homosexuals changed with the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. The pink triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexual prisoners in concentration camps. It has since been adopted by the gay movement as a symbol of strength and pride. First-person accounts from concentration camp survivors of the treatment and persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime, period photographs, a lengthy timeline, maps, and an extensive bibliography contribute to this well-documented history. The story of this little-known aspect of the holocaust is brought up to date with a final chapter titled, “It Gets Better.” mjw
Title: Branded By The Pink Triangle
Author: Ken Setterington
Publisher
: Second Story Press. Ontario, Canada
Copyright
: 2013
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-926920-96-2
Paperback pages
: 157
Age range
: 12-16
Genre
: Information book, Nonfiction
Book setting
: Germany
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Awards
: 2014 Stonewall Honor Book – ALA, 2014 USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist.
Subjects
: Atrocities, Berlin, Concentration camps, Gays, Homosexuals, Nazis, Persecution, World War II

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