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

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Basic Books, Apr 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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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I, PIERRE SEEL, DEPORTED HOMOSEXUAL: A Memoir of Nazi Terror

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An intriguing memoir of life during wartime and after, centering on a seldom discussed aspect of the Nazi agenda. The author grew up in France's Alsace region, where as a teenager he was part of a ... Read full review

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Seel was abducted by the Germans from his home in Alsace, France, because his name appeared on a police list of suspected homosexuals. He was then subjected to ghastly torture, later conscripted into ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
SchirmeckVorbrüch
Destination Smolensk
Years of Shame
A Painful Testimony
Notes
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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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