The Persecution of Homosexuals in France during the Nazi Occupation / Die Verfolgung von Homosexuellen in Frankreich während der Zeit der Besatzung durch die Nazi-Diktatur


A lecture by David Cupina, President of “Les OubliéEs de la Mémoire”, Paris. 

Due to the German occupation of France, the situation for homosexuals changed. The long tradition of impunity for homosexuality following the 1789 revolution came to an end. The Nazi ideology of devaluing and persecuting homosexuals was decided upon and enforced by the German Nazi occupiers. Then, the French Vichy government took over the repression and deportation of French people because of their homosexuality. Victims of this repression and the targeted policy of persecution were homosexuals of various nationalities, exiles and the French. The persecution continued in the post-war period.

Organizer: QueerNet Rheinland-Pfalz e. V. and bar every point of view
Time: Friday, February 4, 2022, 19:30 (CET)
Location: State Center for Civic Education, Am Kronberger Hof 6, 55116 Mainz.