The Present Climate of Hate and Division

Thomas Bauer
Thomas Bauer Author Interview

The Seventh Circle follows a university student in Nazi Germany who is persecuted for his sexuality and faces the perils of a concentration camp. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

I was inspired reading a memoir of a camp survivor entitled The Men with the Pink Triangles by Heinz Heger.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

I was disturbed by the present climate of hate and division in our country and across the globe and felt a lesson in man’s inhumanity to man was needed to remind us all of potential results of extremism.

I appreciated how historically accurate your novel is. What kind of research did you undertake to ensure the story was accurate?

Although the literature on the subject is scant, I read every primary source I could get my hands on. Most survivors have been reluctant to recount their struggles. I depended a great deal on Heger’s memoir and information I found about the two concentration camps most of the story takes place in.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have just published Sundays at Simone’s, a satirical look at Los Angeles aristocracy as well as a tale of a young musician’s loves and struggles to find his niche in the musical world.

Author Links: GoodReads | Amazon

During the Third Reich, a German university student is the son of the most powerful Nazi. Called before the Gestapo, he is accused of violating Paragraph 175, which makes sexual acts between men illegal. He is sent to a concentration camp where he experiences horror at the hands of his Nazi captors. The discovery that it was his lover who betrayed him to the Gestapo sends him over the edge.

Based loosely on a true story, “The Seventh Circle,” tells of the forgotten victims of the Holocaust, the men who wore the pink triangle. It is a timely tale on man’s inhumanity to man.

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