After a few false starts, the German government has confirmed that Danish-born Michael Elmgreen and Norwegian Ingar Dragset will construct a memorial for gay Holocaust victims. Like the nation’s other Holocaust memorials, the queer sculpture will be concrete. The original plan – a box like structure with a video loop of two men kissing – drew criticism for excluding lesbians. The new plan will include ladies. Of the $800,000 project German culture minister Bernd Neumann says:
With the installation of a memorial in the middle of our capital, the resolution by the German government to commemorate the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime is realized.
At least 44, 231 gays died under the Nazi’s monstrous “Master Plan”.