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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:14 AM

Memorial to gay victims of Nazis found vandalised

A memorial to gay victims of the Nazis and the Holocaust in Berlin’s Tiergarten park has been vandalised.

The concrete “Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen” (memorial to homosexuals persecuted under Nazism) was unveiled in 2008 and includes a small opening in which viewers can say a black and white video of a same-sex couple kissing.

According to AP News, it was discovered on Monday, August 19, that the opening had been painted over during the night.

Police currently have no suspects and would not reveal whether CCTV footage was available.

The memorial was unveiled by Berlin’s then-mayor Klaus Wowereit, who was the city’s first openly gay mayor. It was designed by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, and is located near to Berlin’s Jewish holocaust memorial.


This doubly pisses me off, one, because this happened, and two, because some homophobic shitheads decided to vandalize a pathetic excuse for a "memorial".

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