“The Men with the Pink Triangle” has been the first published account of a former Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was persecuted for his homosexual orientation pursuant to Paragraph 175.
Heger’s recollections are today considered to be unique, not only because of breaking the taboo surrounding this group of victims of national socialism, but mostly due to the terrifying description of suffering endured by this group of victims, who were persecuted also after the war – Paragraph 175 survived in the German Democratic Republic and in the Federal Republic of Germany until the end of the 1960s (it was entirely removed from the legal code in 1994).
Joanna Ostrowska is a Doctor of Humanities in History (Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University), a graduate of the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Audiovisual Arts and the Department of Jewish Studies, and Gender Studies at Warsaw University. She has also studied film and television production at Łódź Film School. Holder of Socrates-Erasmus scholarship at the Humboldt University. Member of Krytyka Polityczna and Restart. She has lectured at the Department of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University, the Gender Studies Department of the Jagiellonian University and Warsaw University, at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, at the Liminal Questions Studio of Adam Mickiewicz University, and the Jewish Open University.
The event is held as part of the Equal Rights Festival and the 8th Equality Parade in Wrocław >>>