2018-02-13 03:27:20 UTC
When I was young my grandmother Hirshfield used to tell us about a German
relative who did the pioneering research on sexuality. A few years ago the
Boston Film Festival had a film telling the story of Mangus HIRSCHFELD the
father of the sexual movement.
I recently became interested in tracing my family roots and convinced that
we are related to Mangus Hirschfeld but unable to find the proof.
I did however, find out that my grandparents, Herman and Hudga who emigrated
from Germany in the 1880s originally spelled their name HIRSCHFELD and the
spelling was changed to the American version HIRSCHFIELD which is the way our
family has spelled our name.
Apparently Mangus escaped Nazi Germany in the early 1930s after a brief arrest.
He immigrated to France and died late 1930s of a heart attack. All of his
manuscripts were destroyed during one of Hitler's book burnings. He was
considered the most dangerous Jew in Nazi Germany because he knew all of the
homosexual and child molesters in Hitler's inner circle.
By any chance has anyone heard of Mangus HIRSCHFELD or know of anything about
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