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A documentary about the Gay Trials of Frankfurt 1950-51

A documentary about a modern witch hunt which took place in Germany from 1950 to 1951: The Gay Trials of Frankfurt. When ninteen year old hustler Otto Blankenstein revealed the names of his „friends“ to the police he started a wave of arrests destroying the lives of more than 200 gay men. Today only very few people know what happened back then. This documentary will serve as a monument to prevent the Gay Trials of Frankfurt from fading into obscurity.
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2/7/17 - 5/5/17
June 2017 to December 2017
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5,000 €
Frankfurt am Main
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Im Rahmen der Frankfurter Homosexuellenprozesse 1950 bis 1951 wurden zahlreiche homosexuelle Männer verhaftet. Sie wurden verdächtigt, gegen Paragraf 175 verstoßen zu haben, ein Gesetz, das die gleichgeschlechtliche Liebe bis 1994 unter Strafe stellte. Auch wenn es nicht zu einer Verurteilung kam, hatten die Prozesse für viele das gesellschaftliche Aus zur Folge.

Der Dokumentarfilm soll dazu beitragen, dass die Opfer von damals nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.

Darsteller: Holger Schumacher
Sprecher: Holger Heckmann
Kamera: Tim Lota
Musik: Andreas Ziegler

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