Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. Activists, including Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women, and tried to repeal the old existing law against homosexuality. But all that would change when the Nazis came to power and existence for gay people turned into one of fear. Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress.

The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war. A mix of historical research, first person accounts, and individual stories bring this time to life for readers. Stories of bravery in the face of inhuman cruelty, friendship found in the depths of despair in the camps, and the perseverance of the human spirit will both educate and inspire.

Abendbrot (”evening bread”, as in dinner). It’s common to just have bread and meat/cheese toppings for dinner in Germany rather than a warm meal. For many (if not most) people, the main meal of the day still is a warm lunch, so dinner is often cold cuts, cheeses, and bread with some vegetables like radishes or tomatoes, and assorted pickled things like pickles or olives. In more recent times, some people have taken to having a warm dinner such as pizza or assorted smaller warm things, or switch between the 2 option from day to day.

WAGs of German ski jumping national team

Marinus Kraus – Claudia Kecht (his manager)

Severin Freund – girlfriend Karen

Andreas Wank – girlfriend Alina Mockenhaupt

Michael Neumaer – wife Christina, daughter Emma-Marie

Andreas Wellinger – Magdalena Hölzle

Stefen Leyhe – girlfriend Jacqueline

Richard Freitag - single

Markus Eisenbichler – girlfriend

Karl Geiger – no info

Pius Paschke – no info

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