Gay & Lesbian Holocaust MemorialPrint Page
The Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial celebrates the memory of all gay men and lesbian women murdered, tortured or persecuted because of their sexuality.
The Nazis principal objections to homosexuality was that it supposedly weakened the national community by lowering the birthrate and compromising the Aryan images that the regime encouraged. The SS newspaper first advocated the killing of homosexuals in 1935. There are only eight memorials in existence specifically commemorating gay men and lesbian women killed and tortured during the Holocaust. Five of these are situated in Germany, two of these within concentration camps.
|Address:||Darlinghurst Road & Burton Street, Green Park, Darlinghurst, 2011|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.879452|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Monument Designer:||Russell Rodrigo & Jennifer Gamble|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 27th February, 2001|
We remember you who have suffered or died
at the hands of others,
Women who have loved women;
Men who have loved men;
And all of those who have refused
the roles others
have expected us to play.
Nothing shall purge
your deaths from our