“It’s the song that changed my life.”
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
i am trying to write this email and i don’t know how to put my thoughts into words which is really annoying ugh i just have stuff i want to say
In which Blaine is no longer in charge of their annual Christmas cards.
TODAY IS A RED LETTER DAY FOR AWESOME GIF-SETS ON MY DASH
Klaine Advent Drabble Challenge | Day 4: Dirt
Kurt hadn’t been expecting Rachel to get home for at least another hour – maybe two – when she breezed into the apartment, singing to herself. He’d planned on being gone by the time she got back, planned on avoiding her for as much of the day as possible, because he knew exactly what the first thing out of her mouth was going to be when she saw him and he didn’t have a good answer. As it was, he was in the kitchen when the latch to the door clicked shut again, and froze with his mug of coffee halfway to his mouth, as though if he didn’t move she wouldn’t be able to see him – which obviously wasn’t true at all.“Kurt! You’d better have a good explanation for why you didn’t come to my holiday party last night!”He did have a good explanation, but one that he didn’t exactly want to tell her because his explanation had just gotten out of the shower and was named Blaine Anderson –Broadway’s newest star, and someone that Rachel had been obsessively talking about ever since he hit the stage.
if youre having a bad day just watch this
i bet they’re best friends now
what did I just watch
wow rude my friend is going to be playing at the big bang here tomorrow night like plan better pls bc that conflicts with a) glee, and b) my having to work the next morning