homocaust

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of homosexual and holocaust. See Homocaust.

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homocaust (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A systematic persecution of homosexuals, especially the one which occurred in Nazi Germany (the Homocaust), when seen as constituting systematic destruction of them.
    • 2005, Dagmar Herzog, Sexuality and German Fascism (ISBN 1571815511), page 96
      However, the empirical basis for these arguments was established as early as 1977 by scholars who refuted the notion of a "homocaust," an idea that had been awarded wide currency by German gay groups in the early 1970s.
    • 2006, Florence Tamagne, A history of homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939 (Algora Publishing, ISBN 9780875863559), page 397:
      To speak of a "final solution" or a "homocaust" for homosexuals is an absurdity that denigrates the homosexual cause.
    • 2013, The Hidden Holocaust? (ISBN 1134260989), page 5
      Another view sometimes heard is that the Nazis' loudly trumpeted policy of 'eradicating' homosexuality amounted to a ‘homocaust’ somehow comparable to the extermination of the Jews.

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