Feb. 19: Pink triangle persecution: in history and memory

By Ryan Patchin
Posted February 2, 2018

Feb. 19: Pink triangle persecution: in history and memory

It took over 45 years for the German government to formally
recognize LGBTQ victims of the Nazi regime, to say nothing of the continuation of National Socialist-era laws in post-1945 policing and jurisprudence.

Metropolitan State University will host a discussion led by Dr. Jennifer V. Evans beginning at 5:15 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 19, Founders Hall Auditorium, Saint Paul campus. The event is open to the public.  Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Evans is a professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa,
Ontario. Her teaching revolves around contemporary German and
European history, and the transnational histories of love, hate, sexuality, and everyday life. This lecture explores the work of LGBTQ groups to realize a memorial to the persecution of sexual minorities in East Berlin. It outlines the historical and ongoing struggles over whose experiences should be honored-and how-in today’s memorial landscape.

For more information contact Dr. Maura Chhun, Department of History, at maura.chhun@metrostate.edu. If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact  the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu

The lecture is sponsored by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc., and Arlyn S. and Stephen H. Cypen.