'The Most Unkindest Cut of All': Castration, Homosexuality and Nazi Justice

@article{Giles1992TheMU,
  title={'The Most Unkindest Cut of All': Castration, Homosexuality and Nazi Justice},
  author={Geoffrey J. Giles},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1992},
  volume={27},
  pages={41 - 61}
}
  • G. Giles
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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