The Duplicity of Tolerance: Lesbian Experiences in Nazi Berlin

  title={The Duplicity of Tolerance: Lesbian Experiences in Nazi Berlin},
  author={Samuel Clowes Huneke},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={30 - 59}
In 2008, a monument to the gay victims of the Holocaust was erected that paid tribute only to its male victims, reigniting a long-running debate regarding the fate of lesbians in the Third Reich. Using four previously unanalyzed police investigation files at the Landesarchiv Berlin, this article opens a window into the lives of lesbians living in Nazi Berlin. The four case studies below highlight the capricious nature of Nazi rule and the surprising ways in which discourses of homosexuality… Expand

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