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Digitalization of the Magnus Hirschfeld Yearbook

The ROSA ARCHIV (Pink Archive) started with the digitalization of the "Yearbooks of sexual intermediaries with special consideration of homosexuality" which Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld published between 1899-1923. Issue no. I and II from 1899/1900 have allready been digitalized and are available at the Rosa Archives.

During his around-the-world journey begun in 1930, Magnus Hirschfeld was saluted in America as "[t]he Einstein of Sex" and in India as "the modern Vatsayana of the West." Today, however, his life and work seem almost erased from cultural memory, yet he deserves recognition as a significant theorist of sexuality and the most prominent advocate of homosexual emancipation of his time (from the encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture).

www.rosa-archiv.de (in German)

 

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