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

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
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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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AN UNDERGROUND LIFE: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin

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Beck, director of Berlin's Jewish Adult Education Center, recalls his youth and his work in the anti-Nazi resistance under most unusual circumstances. Beck was half of a pair of twins (with his sister ... Read full review


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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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