Berlin inaugurates memorial to the Nazis' gay victims

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May 27, 2008 13:50

German officials were inaugurating a memorial Tuesday in Berlin to the thousands of homosexuals persecuted and killed under the Nazis. The memorial sits on the edge of the capital's Tiergarten park, complementing the nearby memorial to the Holocaust's Jewish victims. Its design - a single gray concrete slab, with a window through which visitors can view a film of a same-sex couple kissing - echoes the design of the thousands of smaller slabs in the memorial across the road dedicated to the Nazis' Jewish victims. Culture Minister Bernd Neumann and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit were presiding over the memorial's inauguration on Tuesday.


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