Branded by the Pink Triangle



✾ Branded by the Pink Triangle kindle Epub ❂ Author Ken Setterington – E17streets4all.co.uk Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world Activists, including Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, campaigned openly the Pink PDF ☆ Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world Activists, Branded by Kindle - including Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women, and tried to repeal the old existing law by the Pink eBook ´ against homosexuality But all that would change when the Nazis came to power and existence for gay people turned into one of fear Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war A mix of historical research, first person accounts, and individual stories bring this time to life for readers Stories of bravery in the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship found in the depths of despair in the camps, and the perseverance of the human spirit will both educate and inspire.Branded by the Pink Triangle

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader all that would change when the Nazis came to power and existence for gay people turned into one of fear Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war A mix of historical research, first person accounts, and individual stories bring this time to life for readers Stories of bravery in the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship found in the depths of despair in the camps, and the perseverance of the human spirit will both educate and inspire."/>
  • Paperback
  • 155 pages
  • Branded by the Pink Triangle
  • Ken Setterington
  • English
  • 08 May 2017
  • 1926920961

10 thoughts on “Branded by the Pink Triangle

  1. says:

    This won the Stonewall Honor Award for 2014 This is a very important book Gays were the forgotten victims, evenso than the Romany victims I m using the word Gay for a reason The Nazis were focused on Gays because it meant they were not contributing to the next generation of Aryans for the Fatherland This is the first work I have been aware of on this subject for Teens Other books made allusions to this group of victims but this is the first I m aware of where Homosexual persecution i This won the Stonewall Honor Award for 2014 This is a very important book Gays were the forgotten victims, evenso than the Romany victims I m using the word Gay for a reason The Nazis were focused on Gays because it meant they were not contributing to the next generation of Aryans for the Fatherland This is the first work I have been aware of on this subject for Teens Other books made allusions to this group of victims but this is the first I m aware of where Homosexual persecution is the theme of the book As with Jews, it is terribly important that these victims be remembered While in this country,andLGBT people are treated as equals withandof the same rights, in many parts of the world, homosexuality is still a crime and in five countries this crime can be punished by death The experiences of Gay prisoners was pretty similar to the experience of Jews in the camps However, because of their pink triangle, they were likely rapedand usedfrequently for medical experiments since the Nazis were very anxious to cure homosexuality Among the nonJew inhabitants, Gays possibly had the highest death rate, perhaps as high as 60%, although this is speculation since that kind of fact apparently is one of the few things the Nazi monomania for recording everything missed I did not enjoy reading this book I have gotten to where I simply cannot tolerate reading about the Nazi crimes anyHowever, this is really a book that needs to be read, as unpleasant as it is and for the same reason as reading about the Jewish experience of the Holocaust it must not be forgotten lest we repeat such atrocities I am rather shocked this did not win the award itself but was only an honor book BTW the author is a librarian and has sat on committees to award the Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert awards Highly recommended but you know what to expect if you have done any reading of concentration camp experiences Highly unpleasant Highly recommended.Addendum 5 2020 With hate crimes shooting up pun grimly chosen and transgender women being killed at high rates, I am going to add to my review in hopes of making the topicvisible to people Again, I still feel the same about this book it is a very important read

  2. says:

    We all rightfully know about the persecution of Jews under Nazi rule, but the sorry secret of Germany s past that has been swept under the carpet for years is the horror that was also inflicted upon gay men This book asks us to remember how they suffered.This is probably one of the best non fiction books I ve read, in that it s made accessible and very readable, so that it completely avoids the trap of feeling dull or dry, and yet without ever dumbing down its content Setterington also cleve We all rightfully know about the persecution of Jews under Nazi rule, but the sorry secret of Germany s past that has been swept under the carpet for years is the horror that was also inflicted upon gay men This book asks us to remember how they suffered.This is probably one of the best non fiction books I ve read, in that it s made accessible and very readable, so that it completely avoids the trap of feeling dull or dry, and yet without ever dumbing down its content Setterington also cleverly chooses to make the events relatable on a farhuman level by focussing largely on specific men s experiences rather than merely the cold, hard facts It s not a book about faceless statistics, numbers and dates it s a book about real people their lives, their loves and their losses.I felt quite emotional at several points throughout this, and was so enthralled I ended up reading it all in a single sitting I was, of course, aware that gay people weren t considered a desirable part of Hitler s master race , but am now ashamed to say I had no idea just how brutally they suffered both during Nazi occupation, and, heartbreakingly, in the aftermath of the seeming liberation that proved to be anything but for gay men It s a poignant rallying call to remember our past, and yet a hopeful look towards an increasingly better future

  3. says:

    Setterington s book provides a historic view of the shift in attitudes toward homosexuality in Germany prior to, during, and after Hitler s rise to power In spite of laws against homosexuality, Berlin, Germany at the beginning of the 20th century was home to a thriving and relatively open gay community Setterington documents this relaxed social climate via photographs, posters, and publications, then proceeds to chronicle the shift in attitudes through the ensuing decade as the Nazi party rose Setterington s book provides a historic view of the shift in attitudes toward homosexuality in Germany prior to, during, and after Hitler s rise to power In spite of laws against homosexuality, Berlin, Germany at the beginning of the 20th century was home to a thriving and relatively open gay community Setterington documents this relaxed social climate via photographs, posters, and publications, then proceeds to chronicle the shift in attitudes through the ensuing decade as the Nazi party rose into power The book sheds light on the history of the pink triangle, a symbol sewn onto the prison uniforms of homosexuals interred in Nazi prison camps, and how it has changed from a brand of shame and persecution to a universally accepted symbol of gay rights.Setterington, a librarian, ties together historic research, photographs, individual stories, and first person accounts to shed light on a little known aspect of the holocaust and to honor the strength and resiliency of the human spirit His writing style is extremely readable the opposite of dull and dry He connects his research and this book to the It Gets Better campaign and spreads the message, everyone deserves to be respected for who they are The book is an excellent addition to LGBT history and deserves a space in public and school libraries.Themes citizenship, courage, prejudice, persecution, war crimes, man s inhumanity toward man, homosexuality, gay rights, human dignity, strength of the human spirit, identity, national pride, politics, social studiesAwards recognition 2015 Canadian Jewish Book Awards Winner, Holocaust Literature2014 Stonewall Award Honor Book, American Library AssociationTop Ten, 2014 Rainbow List, American Library Association s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table GLBTRT and Social Responsibilities Round Table SSRT United States Board on Books for Young People USBBY Outstanding International Books 2014Bank Street College Children s Book Committee s Best Children s Books of the Year, 2014 for ages 14 Kirkus starred review

  4. says:

    The exact numbers are not really the point What is crucial is remembering that thousands of men died because of their homosexuality During the Holocaust, gay men were highly persecuted This book tells of this side of history and includes the story of a number of these men that suffered at the hands of the Nazis Some of which are Josef Kohout, Pierre Seel, Peter Flinsch, Gad Beck, and Stefan Kosinski Lesbians also often ended up in concentration camps, but they weren t persecuted at theThe exact numbers are not really the point What is crucial is remembering that thousands of men died because of their homosexuality During the Holocaust, gay men were highly persecuted This book tells of this side of history and includes the story of a number of these men that suffered at the hands of the Nazis Some of which are Josef Kohout, Pierre Seel, Peter Flinsch, Gad Beck, and Stefan Kosinski Lesbians also often ended up in concentration camps, but they weren t persecuted at the same rate as gay men They weren t labeled specifically Gays were forced to wear the Pink Triangle which let others know that they were 175ers in violation of Paragraph 175, which forbade homosexuality indecencies between men Lesbians wore a black label, labeled as anti social Under Hitler and the Nazis rule, there was no tolerance for people with defects or that were considered a liability Hitler was working on creating an untarnished Aryan race Gays were considered a liability and were viewed as a possible downfall because of the lack of reproduction,, or if they decided to reproduce, they believed homosexuality could be inherited Gays underwent harsh mistreatment including isolation, beatings, and hard labor They were isolated from other prisoners, were under constant surveillance, forced to sleep with the lights on in their barracks, and were forced to sleep with their hands on top of their blankets to prove that they weren t masturbating Many of these men were also used as lab rats for experiments to find a cure for homosexuality that often had very bad results Although Nazi rule was over, homosexuality was still illegal in many of the Allied Powers countries The Allied Powers had limited sympathy for them Paragraph 175 remained a law after the Nazi defeat and many homosexual men were still arrested even years after 1949 1969 They were not considered victims, until years later, to the Nazi regime, but instead considered criminals.I have read many books about the Holocaust, but I have never read one that specifically focuses on a different perspective of the Holocaust I think that reading from different standpoints is interesting and this is one of those books that I think everyone should read It is very educational and from it I learned where the triangle symbol amongst the gay community comes from I knew that it was an important symbol, but I didn t know where it came from until I stumbled upon this book I also learned that some people were allowed discharge from concentration camps, if they had good behavior, as long as they kept quiet about what happened I recommend this book to people who want to learnabout the treatment of gay men during the Holocaust

  5. says:

    It is a nice book to start reading about what happen to gay men during WWII It is short, it doesn t go that deep into the things it talks about I found it a bit confusing at times, so, it was nice that they added a chronology of events at the end of the book This part of history always gets erased I didn t talk about it at school, I rarely see it written or talked about It is important not to forget how these brave men fought and tried to survive.

  6. says:

    A thoughtfully written, well researched account of how homosexuals primarily men were persecuted in Nazi Germany and the countries it occupied, and how they later were included in the Final Solution among the inferiors to be exterminated Setterington effectively blends history with personal stories of victims and survivors An important contribution to Holocaust literature.

  7. says:

    Meh Interesting topic, uninteresting writing It read like a college paper.

  8. says:

    When I searched for books about the persecution of homosexuals in the holocaust, I got a list of eight books Even with the others that didn t make it into computer programming, i can assure you the number of books recognizing Jewish victims of the holocaust is significantly greater I ve been studying the effect it had on the Jewish community for six years now and believe me, I am so relieved that each of those stories are here But what of the others Why is the fate of so many homosexuals, Ro When I searched for books about the persecution of homosexuals in the holocaust, I got a list of eight books Even with the others that didn t make it into computer programming, i can assure you the number of books recognizing Jewish victims of the holocaust is significantly greater I ve been studying the effect it had on the Jewish community for six years now and believe me, I am so relieved that each of those stories are here But what of the others Why is the fate of so many homosexuals, Roma s, and any other Nazi offenders not given the attention that it deserves I m horrified at finding that homosexuals weren t even recognized as victims of the holocaust until 2001, and that the rules of Paragraph 175 as they were during the Reich continued to restrict homosexual individuals in west Germany until 1969 And now it s late, most of the stories that should ve been told will remain untold But, here s this book Here s this man who knows what it is to be discriminated against for his sexuality, finally recognizing the devastating reality of what happened to these souls who just wanted to love but were put in a war This book is honest, it s important, and it s actually very hopeful The fact that the few individual stories and wide fate revealed in this book were finally told is something in itself The message to the LGBT community in the end is beautiful Please read this book and see it as a beginning If you re interested in it, perhaps become a part of gettingof these stories out there, in the museums, in the classrooms, and into mind These people still matter, and the message is still entirely relevant So, tell it

  9. says:

    It s hard sometimes to see just how far we ve come unless we know where we ve been The rise of Nazism saw the rise of hate and the scapegoating of people who were seen as different In all the history taught in school, the persecution of the LGBTQ population is most frequently left out Even in ourenlightened age talking about the lives of gay men is still a taboo subject for far too many This is an excellent introduction to the atrocities inflicted on gay men by the Nazis during WWII an It s hard sometimes to see just how far we ve come unless we know where we ve been The rise of Nazism saw the rise of hate and the scapegoating of people who were seen as different In all the history taught in school, the persecution of the LGBTQ population is most frequently left out Even in ourenlightened age talking about the lives of gay men is still a taboo subject for far too many This is an excellent introduction to the atrocities inflicted on gay men by the Nazis during WWII and hopefully will provide educators with a doorway to understanding

  10. says:

    Older teens interesting non fiction on a little explored topic.

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