Histoire et mémoire d'une répression / Arnaud Boulligny

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Appeared in France in the 1970s, the issue of the deportation of homosexuals has been carried for too long only by the militants themselves. Paradoxically, its official recognition in the early 2000s is not based on any serious study, so it often continues to fuel controversy. For about ten years, the subject has progressively become a true scientific object. The researches of which the results are exposed here reveal the great variety of the repressive measures taken in occupied France, in Alsace Moselle, but also on the territory of the Reich against French whose sexual practices, real or supposed, were regarded as " contrenature ", which do not necessarily lead to deportation as such. To fully understand the complexity of the French case, it is fundamental to trace the evolution of the gaze focused on homosexuality and homosexuals since the end of the Ancien Régime, both in France and among its close neighbors, especially Germany. The legislative context, in particular, is all the more important since the repressive provisions do not cease at Liberation and influence the construction of a memory of homosexual deportation. In the context of the fight for the rights of LGBT people, activists have chosen to put this memory in a logic of victimhood. What were the steps that marked this long memory process? What were the key characters? What place does this memory occupy today among homosexual activists? So many questions to which this book also intends to provide answers.