Yom HaShoah

April 19, 2012

Remembering the Persecution of Gay Men and Lesbians on Yom HaShoah

Wednesday at sundown marked the beginning of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Day of Remembrance. Among the millions of people who were arrested, tortured, or killed during this tragedy were over 100,000 gay men. About half of these men were sentenced to prison or work camps, where they were forced to wear pink triangles.

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