HUMAN QUEST

July-August 1996

page 20

Book review of - THE PINK SWASTIKA:

HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE NAZI PARTY

by Scott Lively & Kevin Abrams

Founders Pub. Co., $12.00.

Americans particularly liberals, including readers of this magazine are as misinformed about homosexuality today as Germans were about Judaism during the Nazi era.

The Pink Swastika is a valuable corrective.

It examines homosexuality's hidden but important role in Germany and in Naziism, and its media-distorted and media -fostered role here today.

A 1945 book, Germany's National Vice, by Samuel Igra, [p. 85]

called Hitler

While Hitler himself was not homosexual, he had surrounded himself with practicing homosexuals from the time he was a teenager.

The book refutes "homosexual revisionists" efforts to equate the persecution of gays with that of Jews.

While 85% of Europe's Jews died at the hands of the Nazis, many fewer than 1% of its homosexuals did [p. 124].

Gays were never "murdered en masse" or "ruthlessly eliminated" like Jews.

Raul Hilberg, author of The Destruction of the European Jews, insists that including homosexuals in any memorialization of Holocaust victims "would be a travesty" [p. 128.]

Review by NATHANIEL S. LEHRMAN

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