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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Museum documents persecution of gays in Nazi Germany

Museum documents persecution of gays in Nazi Germany

The persecution and killing of gay men in Nazi Germany will be the focus of a traveling museum exhibit this month in Wilton Manors.

Thousands of gays were thought to have perished in Germany during the Nazi regime. The Third Reich considered homosexuals a threat because they “did not produce offspring for the fatherland,” says Jake Newsome, spokesman for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Newsome specializes in gay research during...

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