On Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host the virtual program "LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State."
Attendees will explore how the Nazi state reacted to LGBTQ+ people with a lecture presented by Laurie Marhoefer, a historian of queer and trans people. Marhoefer is the Jon Bridgman Endowed Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington.
Alongside Nazi police files on gay men, Marhoefer will highlight real stories and experiences from trans women, Jewish lesbians, and women who were married to men and had affairs with women, challenging how we think of LGBTQ+ people as Holocaust victims. She will also discuss ways that race impacted cases where people were accused of sex and gender "crimes," like "cross-dressing" and "unnatural fornication."
Visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events/rise-up-lgbtq-life-and-death-under-the-nazi-state/ to register. Admission is free for museum members and $5 each for non-members. Reservations are required.