Homosexuality has always and everywhere existed. Nazis considered homosexuality
as a tendency that could not be changed. It was assumed that a homosexual orientation could
not be eliminated, that only its exhibitions could be blocked. The Nazi system was concerned
with deviations from the norm, not only in religion and ethnicity, but also sexuality, and
attitudes toward it. As part of the Nazis' attempt to purify German society and create an
"Aryan master race," they
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found this very offensive. These were just the main examples of perhaps a
massive list the Nazis had against Szerb and his work. Despite all this, though, he wrote as
any person should be allowed to write- what he felt and what came naturally to him. It was
a sad way to die as a consequence to doing what he enjoyed.
Szerb, Antal. The Traveler. Trans. Peter Hargitai.
New York: Puski- Corvin, 1995.