Jenna Zucker

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Jenna Zucker is a senior at Barnard College majoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They are writing a memoir about their relationship with their grandmother, their queer identity, and their grandmother's survival of the Holocaust.


Cover Photo: In this photo of the Berlin park Tiergarten, we see bright leafy trees surrounding a peaceful, dark green pond. A coppery-green statue of a nude man holding an object (perhaps a piece of rope? perhaps a discus?), stares into the depths of the pond. The foliage is still green, but there are a few bright red leaves and the grass is starting to brown, as if we are reaching the end of a hot summer.
Belting Jewish Prayers in German Nightclubs

Months later, when people ask me to briefly describe my experiences in Berlin, I tell them I felt Jewish during the day and queer at night.

Mar 09, 2021
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a Berlin synagogue against a deep blue sky. The synagogue is built with sandy-colored bricks and the three towers are bright with gold detailing. A star of David stands up from the middle tower and serves as a small focal point for the center of the photograph
How My Grandma Reclaimed Her Femininity and I Shed Mine

While I am shedding my femme clothes, I’m reminded of how my grandmother reclaimed her femininity, stolen from her by the Nazis, with a new dress.

Feb 10, 2021
Cover Photo: In this photograph, we see a yellow U-Bahn train pulling into a Berlin platform. There are a few people standing on the warmly lit platform, but not many.
Stumbling Stones

As a queer descendant of Holocaust survivors, I knew my first time visiting Berlin—a hub of queer life and Holocaust memorials—would not be easy.

Jan 13, 2021