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Memorial to the homosexual victims of Nazism: photos, description (Denkmal fuer die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen)

Memorial to the homosexual victims of Nazism, located in Berlin, is a rectangular parallelepiped made of concrete, which is slightly slanted. As a developer of this project were made by the artist Michael Elmgrin. The idea of the Creator was embodied in the monument to a height of 3.6 m, where the front side is the window through which everyone can see a short film of two kissing men. This art painting was created through the efforts of the Director Thomas Vinterberg and DP Robbie Muller.

The memorial to the homosexuals who have been subjected to persecution and violence during the prosperity of Nazism in Germany, was opened to the public in 2008. It is worth noting that a similar monument is the third in Germany, after Frankfurt such as the angel and the Pink triangle.

Memorial to the gay victims of Nazism is located in the Tiergarten Park in Berlin. After world war II, homosexuals were not recognized as victims of Nazism, they continued to be subjected to violence and persecution for several decades. Only in 1985, with the coming to power in Germany Richard von weizsäcker stage began justice when the President openly called homosexuals as victims groups.

Near the memorial is a plaque where is written the text not only in German but also in English. After reading it, each visitor to the monument can learn about the history of persecution of homosexuals, not only during the existence of Nazi Germany, but after the fall of the Third Reich. Each of the victims that time were convicted under paragraph 175, prescribed in the penal code until 1994.