Tel Aviv to Erect Monument Dedicated to Gay Holocaust Victims

Photo by Moti Milrod via Haaretz.

Photo by Moti Milrod via Haaretz.

Tel Aviv-Jaff Municipality will unveil a brand-new monument dedicated to the gay and trans community who were persecuted by the Nazis. Shaped like the pink triangle—a symbol used to identify gay prisoners—the English, German, and Herbrew monument will be located outside the municipality’s LGBT Community Center in Meir Park (Gan Meir). During the Nazi regime, an estimated 15,000 were placed into concentration camps for their sexuality or for their gender identity and were often the target of cruel experiments. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said: “This monument reminds us all how important it is for us to respect every human being. It is only natural that such a reminder will exist in Tel Aviv-Yafo – a city that warmly embraces all groups and minorities.” [JP] via [Haaretz]

Currently  Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Sydney, and San Francisco have memorials dedicated to the LGBT community persecuted under Nazism.

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