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The Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial commemorates all gay men and lesbian women murdered, tortured or persecuted because of their sexuality.

The Nazis principal objections to homosexuality was that it supposedly weakened the national community by lowering the birthrate and compromising the Aryan images that the regime encouraged. The SS newspaper first advocated the killing of homosexuals in 1935. There are only eight memorials in existence specifically commemorating gay men and lesbian women killed and tortured during the Holocaust. Five of these are situated in Germany, two of these within concentration camps.


Address:Darlinghurst Road & Burton Street, Green Park, Darlinghurst, 2011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.879452
Long: 151.219885
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Designer:Russell Rodrigo & Jennifer Gamble


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 27th February, 2001
Front Inscription

We remember you who have suffered or died at the hands of others,

Women who have loved women; 

Men who have loved men;

And all of those who have refused the roles others have expected us to play.

Nothing shall purge your deaths from our memories.

Source: MA
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