The memorial for the gay and lesbian victims of the National Socialism (Also known as the FEZ memorial) was inaugurated in 1995 in Cologne, a city noted as a centre of the German gay community. It takes a prominent place in the urban features of Cologne at the bank of the Rhine at the Hohenzollernbrücke. A second memorial not formed as a plaque was built by the gay community itself and was dedicated to the memory of the community in Germany in Cologne on June 24, 1995. The Frankfurt Angel Memorial, dedicated to this topic, has already existed since December 11, 1994 in Frankfurt am Main. A subsequent monument to homosexuals persecuted by National Socialism was inaugurated in Berlin on May 27, 2008. Plaques and panels were also set up in the German-speaking room in the former concentration camps Mauthausen, Neuenamme, Dachau and Sachsenhausen and in Berlin at the Nollendorfplatz (place). The Cologne memorial was given to the city of Cologne by the initiator, the Cologne public services, transport and traffic trade union as a gift. This was the first time a memorial to lesbian and gay victims of National-Socialism was set up by a German trade union.
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