For a Look or a Touch

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For a Look or a Touch, the gay-themed music drama inspired by the true love story of Manfred Lewin and Gad Beck, two young men who were doubly targeted in Nazi Germany as both Jewish and gay. Manfred was murdered in Auschwitz, but his journal with its poetic entries about his love with Gad was preserved and now resides in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Gad survived harsh imprisonment and lived until 2012.
Format: Musical
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Manfred Lewis, Gad Beck

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For A Look Or A Touch is a story about the persecution of gay men during the Holocaust. Librettist Gene Scheer based his text on true stories told in the documentary film Paragraph 175 and the journal of Manfred Lewin, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC

Original Source Material: The documentary film Paragraph 175 and the journal of Manfred Lewin
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