HIST 295 Lecture Notes - Heinrich Himmler, Purple Triangle, Gestapo

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Published on 28 Nov 2012
HIST 306
Holocaust: Problems and Interpretations
Tuesday, November 27th 2012
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Refuse to swear loyalty to any state, to any power other than God
Refuse to be drafted or perform any work that was related to the war effort
Had the chance to renounce their faith few did
Wore a purple triangle in the concentration camps
o 10 000 prisoners
o 25-50% of them died
Male Homosexuals
Women were treated differently
Special Gestapo division was dedicated to creating lists of homosexuals
throughout Germany (pink lists)
Central Office for the Fighting of Homosexuality and Abortion
o Created by Himmler
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