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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Branded by the Pink Triangle

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A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.

Author: Ken Setterington
Publisher: Second Story Press
Published: 04/22/2013
Pages: 155
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.00h x 6.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781926920962

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 8.3
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 160899 / Branded by the Pink Triangle

Award: Stonewall Book Award - Honor Book

About the Author
Setterington, Ken: - Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children's book reviewer, and a librarian. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been on the award committee for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Sibert awards. He is the author of the ground-breaking picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

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