The first, and still the best known, testimony by a gay survivor of the Nazi concentration camps translated into English, this harrowing autobiography opened new doors onto the understanding of homosexuality and the Holocaust when it was first published in 1980 by Gay Men s Press THE MEN WITH THE PINK TRIANGLE has been translated into several languages, with a second edition published in 1994 by Alyson Books Heger s book also inspired the 1979 play Bent by Martin Sherman which was filmed as the 1997 movie of the same name, directed by Sean Mathias....
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The Men - Central Books (English and German Edition) Reviews
Depressing as hell. But I did like the book.... A must read for some of the younger generations that have no idea about the degree of persecution faced by homosexuals in the past.
What gay men and women endured during the holocaust is revealed in this riveting book. Author Heinz Heger did a fantastic job chronicling the little-publicized concentration camp life of homosexuals. One of the rare books to attack the subject, the men who wore the pink triangles were subjected to much worse treatment than heterosexual men. An amazing book.
Poignant story of how the gays were forgotten, left in limbo after World War II and kept as prisoners even when everyone else were freed from concentration camps. Shocking story, with few survivors to tell it. Very interesting and educating. I recommend it highly.
A tremendously moving and easy to read book, The Men With the Pink Triangle provides the reader with not only descriptions of the horrific treatment suffered by gays in the Nazi camps, but also provides insight into the intra-camp politics among the prisoners. The anonymous narrator provides details on how the "capos" and the criminal prisoners operated, and how one could "survive" one's incarceration as long as one was willing to accept the camp heirarchy.
This is a powerful book with important information all people should know. It is hard to read sometimes because of the cruelty and violence, but, needs to be heard.
A quick read. Great book and important story
For many years I assumed the only victims of the Nazi instituted Holocaust were Jewish people. The horrors Jews endured in concentration camps is a dark stain in human history. But, silence about the "legal" suffering of other marginalized groups in concentration camps should not be overlooked. Paragraph 175 in German law demonstrates many of the same fears and prejudices behind the Nazi regime's choice of targets was not limited to Auschwitz. Those placed in concentration camps were forced into another world, another set of hierarchies indicated by colored triangles. Those men who wore pink triangles lived at the bottom of this hierarchy and this book is one man's story of survival in the face of overwhelming hatred. Pink triangle prisoners in the Holocaust deserve a historical voice and should be included in Holocaust research.
Got my book earlier than expected. Came in condition seller posted. A must read; persecution of gay men and women during the holocaust was real. 70+ years later and this time persecution of the lgbt still exists in different forms.