Thursday, June 23, 2005

Heroes and Gay Nazis / Männer, Helden, schwule Nazis

Heroes and Gay Nazis (Männer, Helden, schwule Nazis) profiles four gay men in present-day Germany who adhere to extreme right-wing political parties, including openly neo-Nazi parties. The depth of their denial, including one who went to prison for denying the extermination by poison gas of Jews at Auschwitz, defies belief. Oh, yes, well, Hitler and his minions did kill and torture hundreds of thousands of homosexuals, but we can't let that interfere with our belief in the racial purity of the German people. Eat your popcorn quickly, just in case you need a barf bag before the end of the film.

HEROES AND GAY NAZIS (MÄNNER, HELDEN, SCHWULE NAZIS), dir. Rosa von Praunheim, 2004 Germany, 90 min. video, in German with English subtitles.

Note: I missed the accompanying short film A Life in Vain — Walter Schwarze, also by Rosa von Praunheim, documenting the story of a German man who was sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for the crime of loving men.

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