Baker & Taylor Describes the author's struggle to survive the Nazi camps after being deported from France for homosexuality
Blackwell North Amer On a fateful day in May 1941, in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, Alsace, seventeen-year-old Pierre Seel was summoned by the Gestapo. He had made the mistake of reporting a theft that had occurred in a gay area of town. The police added his name to a list of suspected homosexuals that was soon turned over to the occupying Germans. To attempt escape would have meant the arrest and deportation of his family, so young Seel chose instead to report to Gestapo headquarters, starting out on a journey that would take him from the safety and innocence of his teenage existence to the horrors of the Schirmeeck-Vorbruch concentration camp.
Baker & Taylor The survival story of Pierre Seel describes how he was sent to an interment camp as an accused homosexual, recounts his witnessing his lover's execution, and reveals his bitterness over having to hide his sexual orientation in order to survive.