How the Nazis got away with persecuting gay men long after the Holocaust

Stefanie Gerdes | Gay Star News | January 26, 2016

When World War Two ended, one of the prime concerns of the British, American and Russian forces was to liberate Germany and Austria of all traces of Nazism and the Third Reich.

But despite concentration camps being liberated and prisoners being freed, not all of them were really allowed to walk free.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, some of the men interned for their homosexuality were immediately sent to prison again, forced to serve the Nazi sentences.

It didn’t matter if they had, theoretically, already served their time in Hitler’s camps – they were still considered criminals, even by their liberators.

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