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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  • Easily located near the other memorials, this poignant reminder is both clever and beautiful. You could easily stand here for ages. The only downside is that it isn't readily marked so people could mi...  more »
  • It doesn't look like much of the world but a must for all. A little obliquely monument in the Park. Not so handsome, but a reminder of how terribly we can behave towards each other. Tearful.
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  • The Memorial to homosexuals persecuted under Nazism was opened on May 27, 2008. The cuboid is made of concrete. There is a window, through which visitors can see a film short two men kissing in the front side of the cuboid.
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  • Beautiful memorial. It's worth the visit
  • A beautiful thing to happen should be more in Australia.
  • Sehr nett!
  • Unremarkable hollow rectangular shape block. It's hollow with a picture of two men kissing inside. It's tucked away in the corner of the park. Don't get me wrong, it means a lot. Just doesn't look much.
  • The museum needs to improve the telling of the story. At the moment is a big selfie background for dating sites and Facebook.

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