Berlin: Memorial to the Nazis' gay victims
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Certainly this gesture a long time in coming, shows Germany's desire to make amends to past atrocities that today are still being practised today in what is supposed to be a Civilized Society.
Many say "Never Again", but this still falls on deaf ears, where Gayness gets you either a prison sentence a beheading or both.
BERLIN - German officials are inaugurating a memorial in Berlin today to the thousands of homosexuals persecuted and killed under the Nazis.
The memorial sits on the edge of the capital's Tiergarten park, complementing the nearby memorial to the Holocaust's Jewish victims.
Its design - a single grey concrete slab, with a window through which visitors can view a film of a same-sex couple kissing - echoes the design of the thousands of smaller slabs in the memorial across the road dedicated to the Nazis' Jewish victims.
Nazi Germany declared homosexuality an aberration that threatened the German race, and convicted some 50,000 homosexuals as criminals. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 gay men were deported to concentration camps, where few survived.