Discrimination: Homosexual Survivor Stefan Kosinski

After his arrest in September 1942, Stefan Kosinski was incarcerated while awaiting his trial. In this clip, he recounts the conditions in the jail and his memory of seeing his mother out the window of his jail cell keeping vigil. She is also present during his trial before the Nazi court, which sentences Stefan to five years hard labor. 

Foreign words in this clip:

  • pedo (Polish): derogatory term for a gay person
  • schwul (German): gay, homosexual
  • Zuchthaus (German): penitentiary