One of the first memorials to the NAZI’S GAY VICTIMS, a pink granite stone monument at Neuengamme concentration camp, inscribed “Dedicated to the Homosexual victims of National Socialism, 1985”, is unveiled. One hundred homosexuals were imprisoned at Neuengamme. At least 33 of these men lost their lives. The exact count is probably much higher. For over ten years survivors groups had rebuffed attempts to place memorials to gay victims at the sites of former concentration camps. In the mid 1980s the memorials finally found a place in public space.