Paragraph 175
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Paragraph 175 interviews the few surviving homosexuals who endured unspeakable horrors under the Nazi regime. Through the testimonies of these men and woman, an untold chapter of the Holocaust unfolds. It is extremely painful for these survivors to recall what they went through, and their expressive silences speak volumes.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the most moving interviews is with Pierre Seel."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"At once admirable and deeply unsettling."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"It's a provocative subject, but one that is undermined by directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein's overly narrow focus."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Epstein and Friedman have clearly stumbled on priceless footage with these reminiscences."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The reason to watch is the firsthand testimonies themselves."
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"Importante documentário que, embora burocrático em sua estrutura, traz depoimentos fortes e comoventes, revelando aspectos pouco divulgados sobre os horrores da Segunda Guerra."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"An extraordinary film that serves as important reminder."
‑ Stephen Tropiano, PopMatters
"The salvation of this picture is the humanity it contains."
‑ Robert Strohmeyer,
"An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Illuminating, eloquent, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly humorous account of the untold story of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals of the Third Reich."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Rarely have simple scenes of people reminiscing been so heartbreaking."
‑ David Fear,
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