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Israel Plans Monument to LGBTs Persecuted by Nazis

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The Advocate
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August 26, 2013
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Israel is planning to construct the country’s first monument to gays who were persecuted by the Nazis, reports Haaretz.

The monument will be erected in central Tel Aviv’s Meir Park near the headquarters of the Gay Center before the end of the year. A pink triangle – the symbol Nazis used to mark homosexuals – will be displayed on a concrete triangle at the center of the monument along with a bench and plaque that will display information about how homosexuals were persecuted during the Holocaust.

The monument is the brainchild of attorney Eran Lev, who is a member of the municipal council from the Meretz party.