Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Nollendorfplatz, Then and Now: LGBT History

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 07, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Politics
Tags: gay history, LGBT history, mass murder, Nazi, Nollendorfplatz, persecution of homosexuals, queer history

An early 20th century view of Nollendorfplatz, the center of gay and bohemian life in pre-World War II Germany. Theatres, cabarets, and clubs here catered to gays, lesbians, transsexuals, sadomasochists, and other members of Berlin's sexually liberated sub-culture. The Nazis attempted to eliminate all traces of that sub-culture, but today the district is once again a center of gay life.

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This plaque at Nollendorfplatz memorializes the homosexuals who suffered because of Hitler's regime:


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that's an interesting trolley cart!