Leading authority on Nazi persecution of GLBT peoples to speak at the U of M
What: Lecture: How to Remember the Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 from 5:30-7 p.m. (reception to follow)
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, Rm. 120
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/7/2008) -- Andreas Pretzel of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society in Berlin, will present a lecture at the University of Minnesota from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Pretzel, one of the world's leading authorities on the Nazi persecution of the GLBT peoples of Europe, will present ways to remember the persecution by telling individual fates and love stories. Other topics include the Berlin Memorial and its dedication and recent desecration; the so-called "Stolpersteine" (memorial street stones) which face the former residences of persecuted homosexuals; the first religious service to remember murdered homosexuals; and Pretzel's recent research in Lobetal, a Lutheran enclave in Germany that was the only religious organization to hide and protect GLBT people from the Nazis during the Holocaust. A brief question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Presented by the University Libraries' Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies and the U of M GLBTA Programs Office, this event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Beng Chang at email@example.com.