Monday, April 12, 2010

Memorial Program Focuses On Gay Holocaust Victims

"In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Geoffrey Giles began his dissection of the Nazi mind with a message not conventionally tied to the genocide of six million Jews. Instead of focusing solely on the Jewish demographic, the program remembered victims from the gay community Sunday night at the B’nai Israel Jewish Center," reports Katie Evans.

The Hitler regime considered gay men to be a threat to the purity of the Aryan race, similar to how Jews were perceived. More than 100,000 homosexuals were persecuted during World War II.