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Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime


"Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime", 2012; photo: Marko Priske / Stiftung Denkmal
"Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime", 2012
photo: Marko Priske / Stiftung Denkmal

This memorial was designed by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The artists took up the formal language of the Holocaust Memorial and added a further element: visitors can watch a film featuring a kissing scene through a window opening. This memorial honours the homosexual victims of the National Socialist Regime while at the same time making a bold statement against intolerance, hostility and social exclusion of lesbians and gay men.
The memorial was built by resolution of the German Bundestag and consigned to the public on May 27, 2008. The process was initiated by the group "Der homosexuellen NS-Opfer gedenken" ("In memory of the homosexual victims of the NS- regime") and the Lesbians and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD).

The memorial is freely accessible to people with and without disabilities by day and by night.
The film is shown in a continuous loop.

More information on the website of the "Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe"

Name Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime
Artist Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset
Material Beton, Videotechnik
Year of creation 2008
Year and Place of installation 2008: on the southern side of the memorial "Goethe-Denkmal" at Ebertstraße