Richard Grune, was an artist who trained at the Bauhaus school in Weimar.
He was arrested and interrogated in December 1934. Admitting to being homosexual and was held in ‘protective custody'. Found guilty of breaking paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
In October 1937 he was sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. From there he was transferred, in April 1940, to Flossenbürg, where he stayed there for the next five years.
Why did the Nazis persecute homosexuals?
What was the official reason for them to be classed as 'undesirables'?