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Unformatted text preview: 1 Erin McClure Sociology 100, T/R WI-08 Harrison “Maitland Holocaust Museum Puts Focus on Nazis’ Harsh Treatment of Gays, ” is an article that addresses the brutality faced by the gay population of Germany during Hitler’s rule, the societal aspects and explanations of what occurred during the time and the improvements made by society up to the present time. Although men such as Magnus Hirschfield had done previous work to reform German law, which punished homosexuals, all progress made, including an amended criminal law, was voided after Hitler came into power. The famous ruler originally used the poor economic status of the country as a platform for his government but later sought out to purge the country of homosexuals, Jews, and gypsies, the people whom he viewed as parasites to a potential Aryan society. Using fear as their main tactic, the German government persecuted thousands, including approximately 78,000 gay men who were sent to concentration camps solely due to their sexual...
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- Winter '07
- Sociology, Aryan society