Some people know that German officers arrested approximately 100,000 gay men during the Holocaust. More than 10,000 of these prisoners were sent to concentration camps, where pink triangles were sewn into their uniforms as markers. Fewer people know about the continued persecution of queer people following World War II—another 100,000 gay men were arrested between 1945 and 1969. Little District Books will bring attention to this history on March 9, when it hosts a free conversation with local historian Jake Newsome, author of the recently released Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust. The book unpacks Paragraph 175, a law that criminalized sex between men before, during, and after Nazism, as well as the LGBTQ movement that grew to combat 175 in the postwar years. “I found that my book could not end in 1945 because that’s not where the story ended,” Newsome says. “The Allies had just fought and won this war for equality and freedom and democracy, but democracy didn’t protect queer people, even these queer survivors … If we want to make [democracy] equitable for everyone, it takes a lot of work.” Joining Newsome for the conversation at Little District is Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a trans rights activist with Jewish heritage. A Conversation with Pink Triangle Legacies author Dr. Jake Newsome starts at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 at Little District Books. Free.