To Be Seen

Queer Lives 1900 - 1950



ISBN: 9783777439921 Category:


The contributions that have been assembled in this volume present the story of queer lives – from the first emancipation movements around the turn of the (last) century via attempts at self-empowerment in the Weimar Republic to the destruction of queer subcultures under the National Socialist regime and the continued discrimination of LGBTIQ* persons in the postwar period.

Since the late 19th century, increasing numbers of people have self-assuredly championed the recognition of queer lifestyles. These pioneers formed collectives, made their voices heard and questioned dominant gender categories politically, scientifically and artistically. Through essays, interviews and artworks the authors and artists illustrate this struggle for recognition which was forcefully prevented and destroyed following the seizure of power by the National Socialists and almost forgotten after 1945.

Additional information

Weight 1286 g
Dimensions 17.5 x 24.2 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 22 August 2023
Number of pages 252
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Mirjam Zadoff and Karolina Kühn
Dimensions 17.5 x 24.2 cm
Weight 1286 g


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Dr. Mirjam Zadoff is a historian. Since 2018 she has been the director of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism.

Karolina Kühn is a literary scholar. Since 2020 she has been a curator at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism.