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It's impossible to give the exact number. The Wikipedia article on the Holocaust gives an estimate of 5,000 to 15,000, which is a very wide range.

There are those who challenge even the 5,000 to 15,000, saying that they believe it is too high. Among these are Dr. Judith Reisman in her article "The Pink Swastika and Holocaust Revisionist History," available online.

Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams: The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party c. 2004 (available to read at no charge online) present evidence for the role of homosexuals within the Nazi Party and content that any homosexuals killed were mostly "fems" and were disdained and killed by more masculine homosexuals.

In another book also by Lively, The Poisoned Stream, Lively states that he has found it very difficult to find hard evidence for the killing of very many homosexuals at all in the holocaust. He contends that many within the Nazi regime were practicing homosexuals of the more masculine variety, and that many of the prison commandants were in fact masochistic homosexuals, some of whom openly boasted of their homosexual masochism against their prisoners. [This is pure guesswork, on a par with suggestions that the Nazis were boot fetishists].


They say between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexuals died in the Holocaust. I personally would like to dispute this number, as the Nazis were such thorough in their discrimination I would have thought it was much, much higher. However, the treatment of the gay men and women after the war by the Allies was not brilliant either as some Holocaust Survivors were promptly thrown in prison by the Allies for being gay!


Scott Lively is notoriously anti-gay and his book seems to be pure fantasy.

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Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50,000 were officially sentenced.

Most of these men served time in regular prisons, and an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 of those sentenced were incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps.

It is unclear how many of the 5,000 to 15,000 eventually perished in the camps, but leading scholar Rüdiger Lautmann believes that the Death Rate of homosexuals in concentration camps may have been as high as 60%. Homosexuals in the camps were treated in an unusually cruel manner by their captors.

The answer below refers to some highly discredited sources, such as Judith Reisman, a renowned homophobe and bigot (and no relation to me).

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