November is Holocaust Education Month
This Holocaust Education Month, Federation is showcasing "Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming out of the Shadows of the Holocaust", the latest book by Dr. Jake Newsome. This crucial work charts the historical transformation of the pink triangle from a symbol in Nazi concentration camps to an emblem of queer liberation and pride and gives voice to the experiences of LGBTQ+ Holocaust survivors.
“Newsome illuminates how LGBTQ people recovered the history of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals and stood it on its head, transforming the fascists’ symbol of shame into a liberation banner. A fascinating, important study.” ~ Jonathan Ned Kaz
The event is free and the first 18 who register will receive a copy of the book. Please register below to receive the viewing link and password.
Dr. Jake Newsome is a scholar of American and German LGBTQ+ history whose work as a public historian reaches global audiences. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2016. He has published in academic journals as well as popular outlets such as the Washington Post, and has appeared as a guest on multiple podcasts, including Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. His new book, Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust, was just published by Cornell University Press. In addition to serving as a historical advisor for film projects, exhibits, and plays, Dr. Newsome has been invited by the French, UK, and US governments to speak about the important lessons that LGBTQ+ history has for all of us today. He now works as a museum professional in Washington, DC.