Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime

Picture: Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime

The Memorial was designed by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The artists have adopted the formal language of the Holocaust Memorial, adding an element: through a small square window the spectator can see a film depicting a kiss. It serves both as a memorial to the homosexual victims of National Socialism and as »a lasting symbol against exclusion, intolerance and animosity towards gays and lesbians«.
The Memorial was built in accordance with a resolution of the German Bundestag and opened to the public on 27 May 2008. It was initiated by the »Remember the Homosexual Victims of National Socialism« initiative and the Lesbian and Gay Federation of Germany (LSVD).

Opening Times: The Memorial is accessible 24 hours a day.

The Memorial to the Homosexuals persecuted under the National Socialist Regime is accessible.

Please note: Due to the barriers of the Public Viewing Event during the European Football Championship, the access to the Memorial is restricted from June 10 to July 10, 2016. We ask for your understanding.

Location: Tiergarten, opposite the Holocaust Memorial/Ebertstraße, 10117 Berlin