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I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual (paperback, 2011, Basic Books)

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I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual by Pierre Seel

On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, seventeen-year-old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. This was the beginning of his journey through the horrors of a concentration camp.

For nearly forty years, Seel kept this secret in order to hide his homosexuality. Eventually he decided to speak out, bearing witness to an aspect of the Holocaust …