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Lesbian and Gay commemoration of the Holocaust (6 May 1985) - Wellington


Unique ID

1127981141-61

Speakers

Alison Laurie, Phil Parkinson, Prue Hyman, Edith Egar, unidentified speakers

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Source tape

     

0504-A

Date

     

6 May 1985

Source

     

Public Meeting

Copyright

     

Public Meeting

Recorded by

     

unknown

Deposited by

     

unknown

Comments

An edited version of this audio appears on 0191-A

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Summary

 

Lesbian and Gay commemoration of the Holocaust (6 May 1985) - Wellington

 

01:30

We are meeting here tonight, under the Pink Triangle, to remember our dead. It’s unknown as to how many homosexuals died in Concentration Camps .. 250,000 – 500,000 .. we will never know the real numbers.

 

02:15

We are here to re-dedicate ourselves to the fight .. to make sure this never happens again.. In New Zealand, the forces of homophobia are gathering.. talk of putting us on Rangitoto Island.. campaign of filth against us..

 

03:10

Alison Laurie – After the First World War .. homosexuality in Germany.. Organisation of Human Rights .. 65,000 members .. 50 lesbian clubs and bars in Berlin .. within two months of the Nazis everything was closed down.. The Girlfriend magazine. all closed down.. it was easy for the Nazi’s to pick up the members of the organisations.. membership lists.. it has been enormously difficult to find out what happened to them.. the pink and black triangles

 

08:00

Phil Parkinson – reading “Spring Offensive” a poem by Wilfred Owen

 

11:30

Meg (?) – reading “Poem for Jenny Schiermann”

 

14:00

Three readings from the Heinz Heger book .. a gay man who was in the Concentration Camps

 

14:30

Peter reading – The Clay Pit

 

18:30

Rob reading – living conditions

 

21:30

David reading – curing homosexuality.. brothels.. castration.. Russian Front..

 

23:55

Lesbians living between the two World Wars..

 

33:15

Morgan – In Memoriam .. We do not know your names.. we have not forgotten you.. a female future .. in love, peace and anger..

 

34:50

Prue Hyman – As a Jewish Lesbian Feminist.. I’d like to read two poems Irena Klepfisz “Perspectives on the Second World War”.. and the second poem is from Martha Shelley - “Affair with a Married Woman”

 

40:28

From at least the 12 Century .. oppression of Jews and Gays.. Dr Edith Egar..

 

41:50

Egar – hand and hand.. how to care.. scapegoat theories.. bigotry is everywhere.. I’d like to read.. why are we so afraid of one another..

 

43:45

Egar – I join you in grieving .. the gift of memory..

 

45:00

Thank you everyone for coming here tonight..

 


   



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