I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror

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Basic Books, Apr 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, seventeen-year- old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. This was the beginning of his journey through the horrors of a concentration camp.

For nearly forty years, Seel kept this secret in order to hide his homosexuality. Eventually he decided to speak out, bearing witness to an aspect of the Holocaust rarely seen. This edition, with a new foreword from gay-literature historian Gregory Woods, is an extraordinary firsthand account of the Nazi roundup and the deportation of homosexuals.


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Rating: 4* of five The Book Report: At the age of seventeen, in the arms of a thief, Pierre Seel felt his watch sliding off his wrist. So begins the astonishing chain of events that led to the ... Read full review


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Pierre Seel (1923-2005) wrote Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel in 1994. In 2008, the municipality of Toulouse, France, renamed a street in honor of Pierre Seel.

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