The 99-year-old German activist Wolfgang Lauinger, imprisoned in both Nazi Germany and post-war West Germany, has died. He was never rehabilitated for falling victim to Germany’s anti-gay law Paragraph 175. One of Germany’s most tireless campaigners against homophobia and anti-Semitism died at the age of 99 in an old people’s home in Frankfurt this week. Wolfgang Lauinger, who was imprisoned both by the Nazi regime and in post-war Germany for being gay, died on Tuesday night without having been rehabilitated or compensated by the German government — even though he had helped win a campaign for a rehabilitation law this summer.
December 23 / BrinkWire