Gad Beck, whose dangerous life as a half-Jewish gay man in the capital of Nazi Germany during World War II represents one of the 20th century’s more unusual stories of human survival, died June 24 at a senior citizens home in Berlin. He was 88.  His death was first reported by the Jerusalem Post. Beck was a leader among Jews who dodged the Nazis in Berlin and who took risks to help others trying to do the same.
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