Josef “Heinz Heger” Kohout

Josef “Heinz Heger” Kohout

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 25 Mar 1994 (aged 79)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Memorial ID 159297058 · View Source
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Josef Kohout (24 January 1915 – 15 March 1994) was an Austrian Nazi concentration camp survivor, imprisoned for his homosexuality. He is known best for the 1972 book Die Männer mit dem rosa Winkel (The Men With the Pink Triangle), which was written by his acquaintance Hans Neumann using the pen name Heinz Heger, which is often falsely attributed to Kohout. The book is one of very few first-hand accounts of the treatment of homosexuals in Nazi imprisonment. It has been translated into several languages, and a second edition published in 1994. It was the first testimony from a homosexual survivor of the concentration camps to be translated into English, and is regarded as the best known. Its publication helped to illuminate not just the suffering gay prisoners of the Nazi regime experienced, but the lack of recognition and compensation they received after the war's end.


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  • Created by: JOHN SVADBIK
  • Added: 12 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 159297058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josef “Heinz Heger” Kohout (25 Jan 1915–25 Mar 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 159297058, citing Friedhof Baumgarten, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by JOHN SVADBIK (contributor 47988338) .