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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:46 PM
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I watched Paragraph 175 today
For those who haven't seen it, it is a HBO documentary which features interviews with the handful of gay survivers of the Holocost which remain interspersed with historical images and narration. One of the more interesting parallels to today in it was the use of homosexuality (of Rohm) to attack Hitler. It was for hypocracy, of course, just like what we hear about Bush. It is a very compelling movie and I highly recommend it.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:54 PM
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1. i have seen this film
i do believe we are walking backwards these days, and absolutely need to remain strong.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:58 PM
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2. There were some quite scary parallels
but I do think we have rounded a corner which will be hard for our enemies to make us go back around.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 04:53 PM
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7. Don't be so confident
Up until The Holocaust, gay people had begun to live more openly and freely in Germany. It was pretty much a "golden age" for their gay community.

And even after Hitler started to crack-down on homosexuality, certain gay bars and clubs were allowed to stay open.

That way, it was more easy to round them all up when the day came.

We could be sitting in the eye of the storm right now.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:58 PM
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3. very sad stories
I wondered about those who refused to particpate, after I saw it.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:07 AM
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4. my guess is that they were probably in poor health
The minimum age of these survivors would have been around 75. Plus those awful war years would have taken quite a toll. It is amazing to me they got as many of them to agree to participate as they did.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 09:12 PM
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5. oh I have to see this one.
thanks for mentioning it. :thumbsup:
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 09:36 PM
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6. It was
There is an exhibit based on the work of the person behind the documentary at the Holocost museam in DC.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 04:55 PM
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8. Pictures









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