From: "Scott A. Safier"
In his 1995 book, Gunter Grau discusses this problem and cites newer research that does access the once closed communist records (Gunter Grau, editor, Hidden Holocaust?, translated by Patrick Camiller, Cassell, New York New York, 1995, 308 pgs -- available from USHMM bookstore). His estimates are that between 7,000 - tens of thousands of gay men were killed in concentration camps. He states that prior estimates tended to over-estimate this number because they lacked access to the records. Also of note in the Grau book is, for the first time, evidence of a woman being imprisoned for lesbianism. From pages 12-13 of his book: "In one documented instance female homosexuality was cited by the administration of the Ravensbruck concentration camp as the grounds of detention. Thus, on 30 November 140 the transportation list for this women's camp names the day's eleventh 'admission' as the non-Jewish Elli S., exactly 26 years of age. The term 'lesbian' actually appears in the entry as the reason for detention. Elli S. was apparently put among the political prisoners, but nothing further is known of her fate. " My page is located at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/scotts/ftp/bulgarians/pink.html
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