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Title Queer in Europe during the Second World War / edited by Régis Schlagdenhauffen
Published Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publishing, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource, 145 pages
Series EDC collection
Contents Introduction / Fabrice Virgili and Julie Le Gac -- Queer life in Europe during the Second World War / Régis Schlagdenhauffen -- Punishing homosexual men and women under the Third Reich / Régis Schlagdenhauffen -- The Anschluss -- also a sexual annexation? The situation of homosexual men and lesbian women in Austria under Nazi rule / Johann K. Kirchknopf -- Legal imbroglio in the protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia / Jan Seidl -- Being homosexual in Alsace and Moselle during the de facto annexation from 1940-1945 / Frédéric Stroh -- Homosexuals and the labour service system in Horthy's Hungary / Judit Takács -- Fascism, war and male homosexuality / Lorenzo Benadusi -- Sweden -- subtle control and growing homophobia / Jens Rydström -- The Great Patriotic war -- some respite in the USSR / Arthur Clech -- Punishing homosexuals in the Yugoslav Anti-fascist Resistance Army / Franko Dota
Summary "Going beyond the issue of the persecution of homosexuals and the central role played by Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945, this book is the first to examine the daily lives of homosexual men and women in wartime. By bringing together European specialists on the subject, it relates a different history, one which was indeed marked by repression but also by enlistment in armies at war and resistance groups, not to mention collaboration. Chapter by chapter, it enables us to better understand why the Second World War was a turning point for gays and lesbians in Europe and why our continent is a leader in the fight against discrimination. For the Council of Europe, this book contributes to two separate programmes, the Passing on the Remembrance of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity programme and the Promoting Human Rights and Equality for LGBT People programme, within the framework of Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 on combating discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity programme. It also continues work towards acknowledging all of the victims of the Nazi regime."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Gays -- Nazi persecution -- Europe
Homosexuality -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe.
Gays -- Nazi persecution.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Le Gac, Julie, editor.
Schlagdenhauffen, Régis, 1979- editor, author.
Virgili, Fabrice, editor.
Council of Europe, issuing body.
ISBN 928718464X