<p>A waiter from D<span style="font-weight: 400;">ü</span>sseldorf who was arrested by the Gestapo for allegedly having sexual relations with other men. D<span style="font-weight: 400;">ü</span>esseldorf, Germany, 1938. [RW 58-61940]</p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Nazi regime considered homosexuality a moral vice that threatened the current and future strength of the German people. They carried out a campaign against male homosexuality that included shutting down <a href="/narrative/4631">gay</a> and <a href="/narrative/6695">lesbian</a> meeting places and arresting men under <a href="/narrative/45421">Paragraph 175</a>, the statute of the German criminal code that banned sexual relations between men. </span></p>

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