When the Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Fredy Hirsch was 19 years old, a German Jew—and openly gay. He was deported to the Terezín Ghetto and then Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, he set up a day care center, where he was much admired, and remained fully out. Rubi Gat’s Dear Fredy tells the story of Hirsch’s remarkable life and mysterious death—which happened on the eve of a revolt that never came to pass.
The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Michael Simonson (Head of Public Outreach and Archivist at the Leo Baeck Institute).
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, presented with the Stonewall 50 Consortium.
Free; advance registration recommended