Gad Beck, Last Known Gay Jewish Holocaust Survivor, Dies At Age 88 In Germany

Huffington Post
June 26, 2012

Gad Beck, the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died June 24 in a German senior citizens’ home.

The Jerusalem Post reports that Beck, an anti-Nazi Zionist resistance fighter, was just six days away from turning 89 on June 30.

The pioneering gay activist is reported to have once taken on the disguise of a Hitler Youth uniform to rescue his lover Manfred Lewin from a deportation center, even though Lewin refused to abandon his family. As the Post notes, the Nazis would later deport the entire Lewin family to Auschwitz, where they were murdered.