David Swatling - A Train to Sachsenhausen

Many ceremonies in the Netherlands on 4 May commemorate the victims of World War II. At the homo-monuments in The Hague and Amsterdam, special tribute is paid to gay and lesbian victims of Nazi persecution.

"Magnus Hirschfeld was one of the first sexologists ever," explains Berlin gay activist and filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim, director of ‘The Einstein of Sex'. "And after 200 years of sexual repression by the church he stood up and said I'm fighting for gay rights. As a doctor, as a scientist, as a respected person in society he was close to losing everything and making a lot of people very angry. But he managed in his very humanistic way to convince people who were trying to change the law known as Paragraph 175." A podcast from Radio Netherland.

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