Between World Wars, Gay Society Flourished In Berlin

Between World Wars, Gay Society Flourished In Berlin

GROSS: OK, and this is Claire Waldoff, a cabaret singer and a lesbian performer, recorded in Germany in 1932.

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CLAIRE WALDOFF: (Performing in German).

GROSS: which was Claire Waldoff, a track picked for people by Robert Beachy, the writer for the book that is newGay Berlin, ” which can be in regards to the homosexual subculture in Berlin into the 1920s and very early ’30s, prior to the Nazi increase to power.

The thing that was what the law states regarding homosexuality in the ’20s and very early ’30s in Berlin?

BEACHY: what the law states ended up being initially oppression, anti-sodomy statute, and it also criminalized specific intimate functions between males and bestiality. So that the legislation was indeed produced by early nineteenth century and reformed, revised a bit, after which it had been imposed throughout most of unified Germany after 1871. Continuar leyendo “Between World Wars, Gay Society Flourished In Berlin”