Gay and Jewish in wartime Berlin: The link between homosexuality and Zionism
A fascinating exhibition in Berlin is dedicated to a group of gay and lesbian German Jews who fought for the rights of both communities during Nazi rule.
In his book “Ziffer and his Kind,” author and Haaretz correspondent Benny Ziffer quoted a letter he found among his records. In this letter he wrote to the Tel Aviv Municipality and suggested that the name of Independence Park, a seafront hot spot for gay pickups, be renamed for Jewish-German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), a leader in the struggle for gay and...
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