Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under the National Socialist Regime, Berlin

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Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under the National Socialist Regime brings to light an oft-forgotten aspect of the Nazi regime's rule. Homosexual victims of World War II in Germany were not recognized until the 1980s--long after the end of the war. This memorial, which opened to the public in 2008, is an intriguing cube with a small window, designed by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Peer through the window to see a film of two men kissing, a tribute to those tormented and outlawed by the Nazi government. A visit to Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted Under the National Socialist Regime represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Berlin trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is near the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe but is in Tiergarten Park across the road. It is a simple sculpture (similar to the block sculpture of the other memorial) but you look through...  more »
  • Although the memorial lacks obvious beauty I still thought it was wonderful. I have not seen too many memorials dedicated to gender and sexual diversity. It's beautiful to see.  more »
  • Impressed that the Germans included the Homosexual community in their memorials. It's in the park next to the Jewish memorial and is made in similar fashion as it's a huge square block with a window t...  more »

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