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Paragraph 175 (2000)
Starring: Rupert Everett, Klaus Muller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel, Heinz F.
Director: Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Category: Documentary
Studio: New Yorker
81 mins



From the Academy Award Winning Directors of The Celluloid Closet & The Times of Harvey Milk

Rupert Everett narrates this documentary on a subject that is too often overlooked in Holocaust studies--the Nazis' persecution of homosexuals. Paragraph 175 was a section of the German Penal Code that criminalized homosexuality. Although the law was in place before Hitler's rise to power, it was opposed and largely ignored by most until the Final Solution was policy. The makers of The Times of Harvey Milk, Common Threads and The Celluloid Closet follow historian Klaus Muller as he gathers testimony from some of the only known gay survivors of the death camps still living. In English, German and French, with English subtitles.


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