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‘Queer’ memorial to remember gay holocaust

PinkNews Staff Writer May 15, 2006

A history textbook at Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School redacts mentions of homosexuality. Highlight added. (Courtesy Humanism UK)

Gay and lesbian holocaust victims are to get their own memorial in Vienna, officials revealed today.

A large basin filled with pink water will be built in 2007 in Morzinplatz, Vienna, at the former Gestapo headquarters, to remember the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime, according to plans published today.

The basin will be inscribed with the word “queer.”

Hans Kupelwieser will be in is in charge of the 310,000 euro project, the Associated Press reports.

It is thought that between 5,000 and 15,000 gay people, who were seen as “sexual deviants” were sent to concentration camps and gas chambers, and forced to wear a pink triangle.

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