Between Silence and License: The Representation of the National Socialist Persecution of Homosexuality in Anglo-American Fiction and Film

@article{Seifert2003BetweenSA,
  title={Between Silence and License: The Representation of the National Socialist Persecution of Homosexuality in Anglo-American Fiction and Film},
  author={Dorthe Seifert},
  journal={History \& Memory},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={129 - 94}
}
Public knowledge and awareness of the persecution of homosexuality in National Socialist Germany remained limited until 1979, when the play Bent by Martin Sherman dramatized for the first time the lives of homosexuals during the Nazi era for Anglo-American theater audiences. This event marked the beginning of increased attention—not only in the English-speaking world—to the fact that homosexual men, too, had been persecuted by the Nazis. In the wake of the play, the pink triangle, which had… 
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