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An event by the KF grantee, Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki at the Quinnipiac University

Thursday, November 15, 2012

UNWANTED BODY:
HOMOSEXUALS IN THE SOCIAL POLITICS OF THE NAZI ERA
presentation and Q&A by:
Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki, 
a historian from Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland); this year's The Kosciuszko Foundation Grantee 
and Columbia University visiting scholar.
November 15th 2012 
6:00 - 7:15 P.M.
SC 119
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
This event is free and open to the public, students, and the entire Quinnipiac community.
For more information,  please contact Prof. Callahan at [email protected]
In his talk dr. Pudlocki  presents analysis of two short documentaries that discuss the transition from relative freedom of gay community in Germany during pre-Nazi era, the consecutive prosecution of homosexuals during holocaust and the effect the Nazi prosecution had on the lives of  survivors. The topic of homosexuals as Nazi victims is rarely discussed in depth, usually limited to a mention in the list of other targeted groups. However the topic presents an important piece in broader understanding of social and historical changes in attitudes toward homosexuals and underlining motivations of homophobia. The talk emphasizes the importance of capturing the experiences of the survivors, as a unique source of historical knowledge,  that becomes scarcer as the time goes by. 

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