"and that is why pink ribbons are for boobies." -hank green
Omg! You learn something new everyday…
I love Hank, but this is not accurate. At least for the United States it’s not. Most people in the United States would not even be aware of Hitler’s identification policies for any persecuted groups in Germany. In fact, the U.S. population was mainly unaware of the Nazi’s official/legal forms of persecution (including concentration camps) until later in WWII.
In the U.S., the switch between the colors gender associations occurred after marketing schemes in the 1940s when retailers and manufacturers chose blue for boys and pink for girls.
In addition, I’d like to point out that the Nazis used pink in various military accouterments. So the color was not presumably problem for them.
For more information on this interesting and nuanced topic, I’d read historian’s Jo B. Paoletti’s Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls from the Boys.