Entry #250: Homosexual activity in Germany

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RegionGermany
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Start Date1935
End Date1950
DescriptionParagraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior between men. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.
Sourceshttp://www.ushmm.org/research/library/bibliography/en/gays/paragraph175.php


Revision History (3)

Revision by beeurd

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NoteParagraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.Paragraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior between men. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.

Revision by bubblyara

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "While many homosexuals died in concentration camps, the official punishment has never been the death penalty"
  • Note field is incorrect ""homosexual" victims of the holocaust also included other queer identities, ie trans people "

Revision by danlev

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NoteParagraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to. AbolisParagraph 175 was amended during Nazi rule to create harsher penalties for homosexual behavior. Imprisonment was to range from three (3) months to ten (10) years in prison. Many homosexual men died in the Nazi concentration camps they were sent to.

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