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Oded Balilty, APAn Israeli man reads the text from a new monument honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II for their sexual orientation and gender identity, In Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The landmark joins similar memorials in Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and San Francisco dedicated to gay victims of the Holocaust.

Israel city unveils gay Holocaust victims memorial

Friday, January 10, 2014
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
Workers install the memorial to gays persecuted by the Nazis.

Israel honors gay Holocaust victims in first national memorial

Sunday, December 15, 2013
TEL AVIV -- A new monument to pay tribute to Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were persecuted by the Nazis for their sexual orientation has been unveiled in Tel Aviv. [ Read more → ]
Gad Beck

LGBT History Month profile: Holocaust survivor Gad Beck

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Gad Beck was a Holocaust survivor who helped gays and Jews escape the Nazis. He was born in Berlin to a Jewish father and a Protestant mother who converted to Judaism. In 1943, Beck and his father were seized by the Nazis. [ Read more → ]
Gad Beck, with his sister Magot, in an undated photo.

Gad Beck, last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, dies at 89

Monday, June 25, 2012
BERLIN -- Gad Beck, a pioneering gay rights activist and educator in a severely anti-homosexual, repressive post-World War II German culture, has died, just six days before his 89th birthday. Beck was believed to be the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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President Obama remembers gay Holocaust victims

Monday, April 23, 2012
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark Yom HaShoah, or the Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during his speech the president referred directly to the homosexual victims of Nazi persecution. [ Read more → ]
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Last believed gay Nazi concentration camp survivor dies at age 98

Friday, August 5, 2011
BERLIN -- The man thought to be the last remaining gay survivor of the Nazi Holocaust has passed away at the age of 98. Rudolf Brazda had been imprisoned by the Nazi regime for homosexuality and was sent to the Nazis’ Buchenwald concentration camp in August 1942 and held there until its liberation by U.S. forces in 1945. [ Read more → ]
Bryan-Fischer

More AFA hate: ‘Nazi party formed in gay bar by homosexual thugs’

Friday, June 10, 2011
In case you're not yet convinced that the American Family Association is a certified hate group, the AFA's top hate monger, Bryan Fischer, on Thursday told his radio listeners that the Nazi Party in Germany was formed in a Munich gay bar by “homosexual thugs.” [ Read more → ]
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