Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington - OPTIONAL

Setterington, Ken Branded by the Pink Triangle, 141 p. Second Story Press, 2013.  Mature Content: R; Language: PG; Violence: R.  

Before Hitler turned his attention to eradicating the Jews of Europe, he tried out his methods and madness on Germany’s homosexuals.  Because of their small numbers, most of the world was unconcerned with their plight and their story has merely been a footnote within the context of WWII.  Setterington brings many individual’s stories to light, show the wide range of humiliation and torture perpetrated upon them.  At times the reading is physically unbearable, but never meant to be titillating.  Of course, because of the subject matter, homosexual relationships are discussed.  
What a rich addition to a library for older readers that covers the Holocaust.  

HS - OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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