When the Nazis Criminalized Gay Men

A story of persecution in ‘The Men with the Pink Triangle’ by Heinz Heger

Book cover: The Men with the Pink Triangle by Heinz Heger (Alyson Publications, 1986 printing)

In Der Mann mit dem rosa Winkel, Heinz Heger (Hans Neumann’s pen name) anonymously shared the account of an Austrian man (Josef Kohout) who had been persecuted by the Nazis for being gay. It was published by Merlin Verlag in 1972 and later translated by David Fernbach as The Men

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