69 years ago today American Soldiers landed on the beached of Normandy and began the Allied sweep of Europe in an effort to defeat Hitler.
It would be over a full month later before the first major concentration camp was discovered by Soviet soldiers. Many of the largest camps were not liberated until up to a year later in the spring and summer of 1945. Many of the inmates that had the pink triangle that meant that they were homosexuals had to return to prison after liberation took place.
Thank you to all those brave soldiers who stormed the beaches that day.
For more information on D-Day, click here.
Dominion Stage’s production of “Bent,” which explores the experience of homosexuals in WWII and the concentration camps, opens tomorrow. Please join us for this important and moving show.
BENT by Martin Sherman
Directed by Shawn g. Byers
Produced by Amy Solo
The play revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. In some regards, the play helped increase that historical research and education in the 1980s and 1990s.
Friday, June 7, June 14 & June 21 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, June 15 & June 22 @ 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 & June 20 @ 8 p.m.
For more info and to purchase tickets visit the Dominion Stage Website
Performances for BENT will be at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206