As home to 1920s excess and Hitler's Final Solution, Berlin's physical and symbolic landscape was an important staging ground for the highs and lows of modernity. In Cold War Berlin, social and political boundaries were porous, and the rubble gave refuge to a re-emerging gay and lesbian scene, youth gangs, prostitutes, hoods, and hustlers (Publisher summary).

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Evans, J.V. (2010). Life among the Ruins. Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin. In Genders and Sexualities in History. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230316652