Educational resources on the Nazi Persecution of LGBTQ+ People

Jake has collected the following English-language educational resources created by leading scholars and institutions around the world. They are organized and presented by type below.

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LGBTQ+ Stories from the Holocaust

In this project, Dr. Jake Newsome shares the true stories of LGBTQ+ people in Nazi Germany through short, digital biographies. Each online biography is accompanied by a 3-5 minute YouTube video and a companion PDF that can be used in the classroom.

Video Lectures

These lectures by the world’s leading scholars on the topic are great resources for the classroom or for anyone interested in learning more about queer Holocaust history.


Check out this collection of podcast episodes on queer Holocaust history.

Digital Essays & Articles

These articles written for general audiences provide an introduction to queer Holocaust history as well as in-depth studies of particular topics.

Lesson Plans & Digital Teaching Tools

These lesson plans and digital tools offer different approaches to teaching about the Nazi persecution of LGBTQ+ people.

Oral History Testimony

These oral histories provide a first-person account of how the Nazis’ violent campaign against LGBTQ+ communities impacted individuals.

Artifacts & Primary Sources

These artifacts allow learners to examine primary sources to better understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ people during and after the Holocaust.


These bibliographies contain information about published books and articles on queer German history before, during, and after the Holocaust.

LGBTQ+ Terminology in History Education Report

This report, based on data from the LGBTQ+ community, is meant to help guide history educators (ranging from teachers and authors to institutions such as museums) in using informed, accurate, inclusive, and dynamic language when teaching about LGBTQ+ history.