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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

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

User Review  - Mandi - Goodreads

Very interesting Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael Kerr - Goodreads

It's hard to imagine facing arrest and incarceration in a concentration camp for being gay - but this is the world Gad Beck describes. It's even harder to imagine the treatment the author received after the war ended. Not cheerful, but worth reading. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ronald Beasley - Goodreads

I didn't expect there to be so much sex in a story about a Jewish boy living in Nazi Germany. I suppose something had to be done to lighten the mood, but Gad Beck seems to have seduced or been seduced ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

An extraordinary story of survival, endurance and triumph. Read full review

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

User Review  - David Swatling - Goodreads

Extraordinary story, extraordinary life. "God doesn't punish for a life of love." - Gad Beck, (30 June 1923 - 24 June 2012) Read full review

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

User Review  - George Ilsley - Goodreads

There's something about this memoir which is completely captivating. First of all, the author only died a few months ago, which is a kind of miracle: a gay, Jewish, Berliner who worked in the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - James - Goodreads

A great biographical account of a gay jew (of mixed parentage to be exact) in Berlin who survived the war. It's hard to imagine living as half jew / gay at the headquaters of the Nazi regime - kind of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Boredlaura - Goodreads

Amazing story. A book that I just couldn't put down, all the more amazing because it's true. Although the story of a gay Jew living in Berlin under the Nazi should be horrific, Beck has such a way with words that it's simply engrossing. Read full review


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