An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
12 Reviews

That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

  

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Review: An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

User Review  - Kierston Rusden - Goodreads

Beck introduces a different perspective of the Holocaust. He is a vivid storyteller of a time of tremendous hate during which he remained positive. Having saved a number of illegal Jews while living ... Read full review

Review: An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

User Review  - Sean Kennedy - Goodreads

An amazing read with a lot of heart, but you have to keep in mind that it is very short - about 170 pages. There were times when I wish more information could have been given, or more details in the setting as it is so fascinating and it is a unique addition to Holocaust literature. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
16
Section 4
32
Section 5
60
Section 6
100
Section 7
103
Section 8
109
Section 9
140
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About the author (2000)

Gad Beck was the director of the Jewish Adult Education Center in Berlin, Germany, until his retirement. He is still very active as a public speaker on life in Berlin during the Nazi period.

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