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I, Pierre Seel, deported homosexual : a memoir of Nazi terror

Author: Pierre Seel; Jean Le Bitoux
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1995.
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"On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, Alsace, seventeen-year-old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. He had made the mistake of reporting a theft that had occurred in a gay area of town. The police added his name to a list of suspected homosexuals that was soon turned over to the occupying Germans. To attempt escape would have meant the arrest and deportation of his family, so young Seel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seel, Pierre, 1923-2005.
I, Pierre Seel, deported homosexual.
New York : Basic Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)654664803
Named Person: Pierre Seel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Seel; Jean Le Bitoux
ISBN: 0465045006 9780465045006
OCLC Number: 32589670
Description: xi, 186 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Average middle-class family --
Schirmeck-Vorbrüch --
Destination Smolensk --
Years of shame --
Out of the closet: a painful testimony.
Other Titles: Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel.
Responsibility: Pierre Seel ; translated from the French by Joachim Neugroschel.

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"On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, Alsace, seventeen-year-old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. He had made the mistake of reporting a theft that had occurred in a gay area of town. The police added his name to a list of suspected homosexuals that was soon turned over to the occupying Germans. To attempt escape would have meant the arrest and deportation of his family, so young Seel chose instead to report to Gestapo headquarters, starting out on a journey that would take him from the safety and innocence of his teenage existence to the horrors of the Schirmeeck-Vorbruch concentration camp."--Jacket.

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