During Nazi rule those thought to be a threat to the Fatherland were taken prisoner and placed in con- centration camps. These prisoners were from many different social and cultural backgrounds. To distinguish between the prisoners, the Nazis used a system of color coded cloth badges. Jews were given yellow stars; half-Jews were given yellow triangles; feminists were given black triangles; Gypsies were given brown; and gay men, pink. The green triangle was given to "common criminals" or those who had been convicted of minor crimes, including drug law violators. At the time of Nazi rule, a very stringent set of anti-drug laws was in effect -- laws that were very similar to those used now in the U.S. \ /
Adopted by the Drug Reform Coordination Network
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