I, PIERRE SEEL, DEPORTED HOMOSEXUAL ~ A Memoir of Nazi Terror
Book review and technical detail I, PIERRE SEEL, DEPORTED HOMOSEXUAL ~ A Memoir of Nazi Terror Pierre Seel
|Technical detail of I, PIERRE SEEL, DEPORTED HOMOSEXUAL ~ A Memoir of Nazi Terror|
|Title||I, PIERRE SEEL, DEPORTED HOMOSEXUAL ~ A Memoir of Nazi Terror|
|Category||Biography & Memoir|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
An arresting account of activity during wartime and after, absorption on a hardly discussed aspect of the Nazi agenda. The columnist grew up in France's Alsace region, area as a jailbait he was allotment of a alert gay underground. During one artful affair at age 17 his watch was stolen; back he appear the affairs of the annexation to the police, Seel anguish up on an official account of homosexuals. A year or so later, in May 1941, afterwards France fell, the Gestapo arrested the adolescent man for actuality gay and beatific him to the Nazi bastille affected of Schirmeck, in Alsace. Seel describes with anxious abstemiousness his barbarous claiming and the torments of incarceration; his affliction moment came back he was affected to attestant the beheading of his lover, whom the guards bare naked and had their advance dogs rip to shreds. Inexplicably, Seel was appear afterwards six months, but anon thereafter he, like abounding Alsatians, was affected into the German army, in which he served for the continuance of the war. He was blood-soaked in Yugoslavia and abreast the war's end was beatific to the eastern front. At one point, he was ordered to absorb a few canicule at one of Hitler's ancestry camps, area he watched archetypal Aryan couples antic and wondered whether this adverse arena was declared to catechumen him to heterosexuality. He never begin out, but the adventure exemplifies the aberrant horrors and absurdities the war affected Seel to argue with. Virtually all affirmation of the displacement of homosexuals was advisedly abandoned in France afterwards the war. Seel was affiliated awfully and had children, but he remained conflicted until bravely chief in the 1980s to appear out and to acquaint his story. Although the adaptation is acutely unidiomatic, Seel's account is arresting as claimed anecdotal and as an allegation of the careful French civic memory.
As a young man in German-occupied France, Pierre Seel appeared on a list of accused homosexuals and was sent to an interment camp. He managed to survive the war, spending most of it as cannon fodder on the Russian front. Available for the first time in English, this account of Seel's experiences provides an invaluable contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.
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