Advertisement for the Violetta women's club

Advertisement for the Violetta women's club

A newspaper advertisement for the Damenklub Violetta, a Berlin club frequented by lesbians, 1928. Before the Nazis came to power in 1933, lesbian communities and networks flourished in Germany.


Critical Thinking Questions

Why are documents like this one important historical evidence?

What other source materials might be helpful to provide more historical context for this document? What aspects of the history might these other source materials help reveal?

What can documents such as this one tell us about life in Berlin before the Nazi rise to power?


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Magnus-Hirschfeld Gesellschaft

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