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'Unzucht wider die Natur' : gerichtliche Verfolgung der "Unzucht mit Personen gleichen Geschlechts" in Österreich von den 1930er bis zu den 1950er Jahren

'Adultery contrary to nature': legal persecution of 'adultery with persons of the same sex' in Austria from the 1930ies to the 1950ies
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Fleck, Christian; Müller, Albert

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Abstract "The article is based on the analysis of more than 2.000 case histories of same sex acts. Although the 'Anschluss' of 1938 marks a significant rise in the persecution of 'homosexuals', Austria has its own - hardly acknowledged - continuity in the persecution of same sex acts stretching from the First to the Second Republic. What was actually meant by 'homosexuality' in this context and how it manifested itself in the act of "adultery" was the result of negotiations in court, involving presiding judges, consulting medical doctors and the accused themselves. The persecution of women, alltogether not more than five percent of all cases, exhibits quite different patterns of persecution, which reflect gender relations in general." (author's abstract)
Keywords homosexuality; discrimination; prosecution; Austria; Nazism; Second Republic; First Republic; legal proceedings; political persecution
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Social History, Historical Social Research; Judiciary
Document language German
Publication Year 1998
Page/Pages p. 400-422
Journal Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften, 9 (1998) 3
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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