I Am My Own Woman by Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf
The Outlaw Life of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, Berlin's Most Distinguished Transvestite

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Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (nee Lothar Berfelde) has lived openly as a transvestite since the 1940s. In high-heeled sandals and a good suit, Charlotte collected ornate, hand-crafted antiques of the Grunderzeit period through the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the GDR, and into the unified Federal Republic of Germany. The subject of an acclaimed film by Rosa von Praunheims. 33 photos.

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Published September 1, 1995 by Cleis Press. 170 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 in Mahlsdorf, was the son of a benevolent mother and a tyrannical father. At a very early age (seven or eight), he discovered that he liked to wea

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