THE TIME OF MASKING. THE POSITION OF LESBIANS IN THE NATIONAL SOCIALISM (Czas maskowania. O sytuacji lesbijek w narodowym socjalizmie)
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The lot of homosexual females in the Third Reich is a forgotten chapter of the history. Tabooisation and stigmatisation of the phenomenon in question does not only affect the very fact that lesbians did exist in the German society in 1930s/1940s, as it also spans onto the Nazis' and national-socialist ideology's attitude to homosexual minorities. The authoress' text poses the primary questions concerning the phenomenon whilst also attempting at responding to them and possibly minutely clarify the issues being described. She is primarily interested in the changes that took place in the lives of homosexual persons, especially women, in the Germany of the thirties; their legal situation and forms of persecution - as consequences of the Nazi homophobic ideology. Hence, the text aims at refuting the myths regarding the phenomenon under discussion whilst remarking that studies of this sort are by all means necessary and much demanded, despite of scarce sources existing.
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