2017-01-22

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2-5pm
Holocaust Memorial Week Film & Discussion on Pink Triangles Presented by the Shaar Shalom Synagogue.
Screening: Paragraph 175, the powerful classic docudrama of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, followed by a SHORT refreshment break
Discussion: Ken Setterington, author of "Branded by the Pink Triangle," is keynote speaker. The panel will be moderated by KevinKindred; members are Dorota Glowacka (Kings; Holocaust scholar), GarryWilliams (actor & other titles, DaPoPoTheatre?), and RobinMetcalfe (historian, curator, etc.)
Background: Paragraph 175 (known formally as ยง175 StGB; also known as Section 175 in English) was a provision of the German Criminal Code from 15 May 1871 to 10 March 1994 which made homosexual acts between males a crime. Early versions also criminalized bestiality as well as forms of prostitution and underage sexual abuse. The Nazis broadened the law in 1935; and in prosecutions that followed, thousands died in concentration camps as a widespread social persecution of homosexuals took place. Between 1933 and 1945, 100,000 men were arrested under Paragraph 175. Some were imprisoned, others were sent to concentration camps. Only about 4,000 survived.
Location: ScotiaBank Auditorium, in the Marian McCain Social Sciences Building on Dal campus, at 6135 University Avenue.