A reader writes:
I was annoyed by this quote in the article, “sometimes kill not only Jews but also homosexuals, Gypsies, Poles, Russians and many other ethnic groups in Eastern Europe.”
Two problems. The order is not consistent with numbers killed, and Christians are not specified, though over 4 million died in the camps.
Conversely, about 5-15,000 homosexuals were confined out of a pre-war estimate of 2 million in Germany, being the Euro center of the time for alternative sexuality.
They were very often there for violating laws on the books pre-Hitler.
Fifteen thousand out of 2 million equates to a very low percentage. Compared to the others on the list, they seem quasi-protected.
Yet they are listed #1 after Jews. Seriously?