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LGBT History Month - February 2010

Film Screening: Paragraph 175

Overview:
Paragraph 175 is a documentary film which chronicles the lives of several men who were arrested by the Nazis for homosexuality under Paragraph 175, the sodomy provision of the German penal code, dating back to 1871.

Paragraph 175 tells of a gap in the historical record and reveals the lasting consequences, as told through personal stories of men and women who lived through it: the half-Jewish gay resistance fighter who spent the war helping refugees in Berlin; Annette Eick, the Jewish lesbian who escaped to England with the help of a woman she loved; the German Christian photographer who was arrested and imprisoned for homosexuality, then joined the army on his release because he "wanted to be with men"; Pierre Seel, the French Alsatian teenager, who watched as his lover was eaten alive by dogs in the camps.

Participants:
This event is open to all UCL staff and students and to the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:
Monday 8 February, 6-7.30pm, J Z Young LT, Anatomy
A map can be found here.

Register your attendance.

Contact:
Sonal Bharadva
Tel: 020 3108 3991 (ext. 53991)
Email: s.bharadva@ucl.ac.uk

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