Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington

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Never downplaying the appalling cataclysm that was the murder of 6 million Jews, Setterington nevertheless effectively makes the case for history’s need to remember Hitler’s other victims as well. Despite its brevity, a remarkably informative and necessary work.
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A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.
 

About Ken Setterington

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Ken Setterington is a retired librarian, a storyteller, an author and a children's-book reviewer. He was named the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He received the title Librarian of the Year from the Ontario Library Association and won the prestigious Toronto Arts Award for Writing and Publishing. An active storyteller, he has published retellings of
 
Published April 15, 2013 by Second Story Press. 196 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Gay & Lesbian, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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on Jun 18 2013

Never downplaying the appalling cataclysm that was the murder of 6 million Jews, Setterington nevertheless effectively makes the case for history’s need to remember Hitler’s other victims as well. Despite its brevity, a remarkably informative and necessary work.

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