The Bundestag to commemorate the Holocaust remembrance day in the year 2021, for the first time explicitly, the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime: The calls for a Petition to the Bundestag Presidium. The Petition was initiated by the historian Lutz van Dijk – again a call from the past year, in which the desire of remembering the suffering of sexual minorities under the Nazi Regime for the first Time, it was claimed.
hardly anything has Happened since then, however, therefore, meanwhile, 116 more urgent to ask signatories and signatories all the more urgent that the Bundestag act, the Bureau now, and a binding for the commemoration of may to decide. Schaeuble had told the initiators so far: He wanted to at the earliest to decide 2020 on the concern.
the ceremony on Holocaust remembrance day
in fact, the for more than two decades to be held memorial service in the Bundestag on the occasion of the 27. January, the international Holocaust remembrance day, which commemorates the liberation of the extermination camp in Auschwitz by the Red army.
in 2011, a representative of the Roma and Sinti came to the Jewish Victims for the first time, in 2016, to the Suffering of forced laborers and workers reminded of 2017, "euthanasia"victims. This was not only for the victims "of great importance", but also for the General Public, said in the call.
Therefore, it is equally important to remember is also to sexual minorities, were the Victims of the Nazi regime. The Petition lists gay men as the concentration camp victims with the pink triangle in the same way as lesbian women, and others because of their sexual or gender orientation and identity, Disadvantaged and excluded. The updated Petition will be received on Tuesday in the Bundestag. Among others, many historians, including Wolfgang Benz and Stefanie schüler-Springorum, the former and the current Director of the center for research on antisemitism, Michael Wildt (HU Berlin), and Esther Bejarano, honorary President of the Auschwitz Committee, the former Federal attorney Manfred Bruns, and Rabbi Walter Homolka (University of Potsdam).
For 2019 and 2020 had rejected Schäuble such a memorial hour with the note, the speakers would already be fixed. In fact, the Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander, whose parents were murdered in Auschwitz speaks this year. 2020 will occur Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to the 75. To remember the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
2021 to homosexual NS-victims
remember That the priority, would also meet with the petition signatories to a full understanding of it. The more you please, the year 2021 is binding for the commemoration of homosexual victims of the Nazi regime. Four out of five Vice-presidents had responded to a personal demand that they support the concerns stated in a Letter to Lutz van Dijks to Schäuble, the daily mirror.
Only Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU) had not responded to multiple requests at all. "The memorial hour at 27. January 2021 will be the last within this parliamentary term. Like after the General election of 2021, the political situation in Germany, nobody can say. Therefore, we ask that you and Dr. Frederick, now a decision for the 27. To support January 2021,“ writes van Dijk to Schäuble.
The situation for lgbtis contesting the non deteriorating world
The historian points out in his letter to the fact, that have worsened since the beginning of 2018 – the date of the first Petition – the situation for queer people in the world. As an example, he cites the election of LGBT-hostile Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, said that he would rather have a dead son than a gay. The more important the symbol was force, when the Bundestag remember in a memorial service explicitly homosexual NS-victims.
A day mirror-request to a memorial service in the year 2021 could Schäuble and Friedrich unanswered.
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