Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:58

Pink Triangle: Gay Victims of the Holocaust

A short talk by David Warden as part of the Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day. It took until 2001 for the German government to acknowledge that gay men had been victims of the Nazis.

David will tell the story of Josef Kohout who was arrested at the age of 22 and sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and later to Flossenberg. Few of the ‘pink triangle prisoners’ survived the hunger and brutality they encountered and none of their stories emerged until the 1970s. After the war the West German government continued to arrest and imprison tens of thousands of gay men until the law changed in 1969. Since then, numerous ‘pink triangle’ memorials have been installed in cities all over the world.

David will light a candle during the Act of Commemoration and Humanist celebrant Maggie Pepin will give the Pledge.

Free entry but please book online if you have internet access: or register on arrival. 

Sunday 29th January at 3.00pm


Life Centre, 713 Wimborne Rd, Moordown BH9 2AU.