June 3 - September 5, 2011
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
211 North Record Street, Suite 100
This exhibition is open for a limited time—don’t miss your chance to see it.
Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany sought to rid its territory of the regime’s alleged “racial enemies,” foremost among whom were Europe’s Jews. As part of its effort to create a “master Aryan race,” the Nazi government also persecuted other groups, including homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that threatened the nation’s “disciplined masculinity” and hindered population growth, the Nazis incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of men as a means of terrorizing German homosexuals into social conformity.
Through reproductions of some 250 historical photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933—1945 examines the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality that left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference, for the benefit of all humanity.
The NPH exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Holocaust from a lesser known perspective, demonstrating the many forms of bullying and discrimination that occur in the absence of UPSTANDERS. By understanding the effects of the Holocaust on a minority group, visitors may realize the relationship of the Holocaust to today’s society and find the motivation necessary to invoke the positive change of tolerance in their own lives.
An Exhibition of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Congregation Beth El Binah
The DHM/CET acknowledges the following community partners for this exhibit:
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas
North Texas GLBT Chamber
Resource Center Dallas