Film Screening: Paragraph 175

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center (JO)
Season: 2016-2017

Brought to you by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies in conjunction with the Galerstein Women’s Center and UTD Rainbow Guard. In the documentary Paragraph 175, historian Klaus Muller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Paragraph 175 was the national German law that prohibited sex between men. It was incorporated into the German penal code in 1871. Some 60 years later, when the Nazis rose to power, it was expanded to punish a broad range of "lewd and lascivious" behavior between men, and was used to justify the incarceration and murder of between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexual men in Nazi concentration camps. The reception will be at 6 p.m. in the Ackerman Center (JO 4.800) and at 7:00 p.m., the attendees of the reception will move down to JO 3.516 for the film screening.
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