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Gendered Aspects of LGBTQIA+ Experiences During the Holocaust
March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Dr. Danny Sexton, Associate Professor of English at Queensborough Community College, and Dr. Jake Newsome, a public historian of the LGBTQIA+ past and author of Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cornell University Press, forthcoming) for a conversation about the different gendered experiences of gay men, lesbians, and trans people in the period preceding the World War II, the Holocaust, and the years that followed. Dr. Sexton and Dr. Newsome will also discuss how gender and sexual orientation influenced the Nazis’ policies, including how each community encountered incarceration and liberation.
This event is part of the 2021-22 KHC and National Endowment for the Humanities Colloquium, “Incarceration, Transformation & Paths to Liberation during the Holocaust and Beyond.” The event is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; and the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College.