Holocaust Memorial Day: Sheffield’s Pink Triangle

When
Sunday 27 January 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Price
Free
How to book
Just turn up
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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To mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year, we are joined by LGBT+ group SAYiT to commemorate those who lost their lives and were imprisoned during the holocaust.

SAYiT work towards improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) people in Sheffield. They run youth groups for people aged 11-25, a parents and carers group, a BAMER LGBT+ group, facilitate a training and education programme, work with schools and organisations to set up gender sexuality alliances and contribute to the sexual health agenda in Sheffield.

SAYiT are installing a large pink triangle made from various materials including clothing at Sheffield’s Amphitheatre on Holocaust Memorial Day from 10am – 4pm, along with stalls, food and drink. The event will be followed at 5pm by a talk at Millennium Gallery discussing the emblem used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in prison camps during the holocaust. Prisoners of the camps were split into the several categories, including- political prisoners, Jehovah’s witnesses, expatriates, socialists, criminals and homosexuals. Between 5000-15,000 individuals were captured and kept in concentration camps, branded with this pink triangle, intended as a badge of shame. Prisoners wearing a pink triangle were harshly treated, even by other prisoners.

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When
Sunday 27 January 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Price
Free
How to book
Just turn up
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
Join & Support Us | Find out more about how you can get involved