GAD BECK IN NEW YORK

Gad Beck, as a young man and in a recent photo. | COURTESY OF GAD-BECK.DE

July 7. 2012

To the Editor:

Gad Beck came to New York City twice (“Gad Beck, the Last Gay Holocaust Survivor, is Dead,” by Benjamin Weinthal, Jul. 4-17). He spoke at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in 1999 about his book.

He had earlier joined CBST on their float in the 1997 Pride Parade, an event I memorialized at http://infotrue.com/beck.html. During that visit, he was also the keynote speaker at a CBST event held at NYU's Loeb Student Center for Pride Shabbat.

He was a great little man.

Rick Landman

Manhattan

 

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