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

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Huffington Post
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June 26, 2012
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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.