Thu Feb 03, 2005
o) Articles by other people
"An official statement regarding the celebration of 60th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau"
This statement on the exclusion of official homosexual delegates to the Auchwitz liberation commemoration was issued on Jan 28th 2005.As representatives of Polish LGBT organizations, we want our voices to be heard during the day of crucial importance for so many of us, that is, the day of 60th anniversary of liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a place that was supposed to provide an answer and the final solution to the "problem" of Jews, Poles, Romas and homosexuals. 60 years later we have learnt about the atrocities of death camps, we have at our disposal many testimonies of persons who survived, historical dosuments as well as publications. Nevertheless, our knowledge regarding the death of the men who wore pink triangles on their prison uniforms, remains scant and almost non-existent. Those men were sent to the concentration camps for the sole reason of being homosexual.
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