Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Retrieved February 26, A new law was introduced — called Paragraph of the Criminal Code — that dealt with homosexual behaviour involving members of the Hitler Youth. Views Read View source View history. This fascinating interview can be found at:
More than one million gay German men were targeted, of whom at leastwere arrested and 50, were serving prison terms as convicted gay men.
Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany
For the same reasons, masturbation was also considered harmful to the Reich, but treated lightly. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: During the following year alone, the Gestapo arrested more than 8, gay men, quite possibly using a list of names and addresses seized at the Institute for Sexual Research. They were dressed like little princes Hitler believed that homosexuality was "degenerate behavior" which posed a threat to the capacity of the state and the "masculine character" of the nation.
Science and Suffering in the Holocaust. Views Read View source View history. Ironically, after the end of World War Two, homosexuals in the now occupied Germany who had somehow managed to survive their treatment were afforded little if any support as homosexual behaviour was still deemed a criminal offence. Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany. Cole refutes what she sees as problems in the anti-victim arguments. Most arrested homosexuals were sent to prison but between 5, and 15, were sent to concentration camps where they faced a torrid time, more so, according to some survivors, than other inmates.