Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken SetteringtonBranded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington

Branded by the Pink Triangle

byKen Setterington

Perfect | April 22, 2013

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A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.
Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children’s book reviewer, and a librarian. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been on the award committee for the Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert awards. The author of the ground-breaking picture book Mom and Mum are Getting M...
Title:Branded by the Pink TriangleFormat:PerfectDimensions:196 pages, 8 × 6.54 × 0.4 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926920961

ISBN - 13:9781926920962


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An important book Almost 75 years later, very little is said of the plight of gays under Nazi rule. Why? Jews, religious groups, other ethnic groups, all have their story (rightfully) well documented. But the gays? Bah, that story need not be told! It's only gays, right? Well we refuse silence. Through persons like this author, and those he speaks of in this book, we document the history that many will not consider relevant. We are silent no more. Thank you, Ken Setterington.
Date published: 2013-07-03

Editorial Reviews

...a rich addition to a library for older readers that covers the Holocaust. - Cindy Mitchell - Kiss the Book blog - 20150228