Berlin Memorial to Gay Holocaust Victims is Vandalized


A memorial that was unveiled in May in Berlin consisting of a concrete monolith with a window that looked on to a video of two men kissing was damaged in Berlin over the weekend in an action clearly demonstrating the violence against gays that still exists today.

Destroyer Magazine reports: "The next day, a sign informed the visitors that the film wasn’t showing correctly due to a “technical problem”. The message was signed by Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, the administration of the big Holocaust Memorial. That memorial was supposed to cover all groups murdered by the Nazis, but after protests it was decided it would only commemorate Jewish victims. That’s why the gays got their own memorial on the other side of the street, half covered by the bushes of Tiergarten (quite fitting I must admit) and apparently out of sight from the police officers who watch the Jews’ memorial 24/7."


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Posted August 18, 2008 at 9:00am ETC by Andy Towle
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