Leo Clasen

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Leo Clasen (1906 - 1972)[1] was a Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp because of his homosexuality.[2] He wrote about his experiences in 1954–1955 in the Hamburg magazine Humanitas, Monatszeitschrift für Menschlichkeit und Kultur,[3] which was published in seven parts under the pseudonym L. D. Classen von Neudegg.[4] His account is one of the most significant records of the experience of homosexuals during the holocaust. He was born on 26 June 1906 in Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and was educated as a doctor.[4]

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  1. ^ Lorenz, Gottfried (2013). Töv, di schiet ik an : Beiträge zur Hamburger Schwulengeschichte. Berlin: Lit. ISBN 978-3-643-12173-8. 
  2. ^ Steakley, James, "Homosexuals and the Third Reich," The Body Politic, issue 11, Canada, 1974
  3. ^ Herzog, Dagmar (2005). Sexuality and German fascism. New York, NY [u.a.]: Berghahn Books. p. 323. ISBN 9781571816528. 
  4. ^ a b Zastrau, Rede von Eberhard (2008). "Funktionshäftlinge mit dem rosa Winkel im Krankenrevier". Die Männer mit dem Rosa Winkel. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

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