|Hirschfeld's will (1935)|
Rooms of the WhK in the Institute for Sexual Science, 1919-1933
Exerpts from a Copy that was first published in: Mitteilungen der Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft, >Heft 4, Oktober 1984.This was appendix 2 to the >report given by the Magnus Hirschfeld Society to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) for the Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets on the insufficient restitution for the loss of the >Institute for Sexual Science.
I, the undersigned Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, currently living in Nice, Hôtel de la Méditerranée, Promenade des Anglais, herewith declare the following as my last will and testament:
The main purpose of my present will, since I have no blood-related heirs, is to protect and to support the intellectual inheritance contained in my scientific, especially sexological, life work, after my own death. The personal bearers and administrators of this inheritance are my students.
I appoint my students and collaborators listed below as my only heirs, in equal portions, with the express condition that their portion of the inheritance is to be used not for personal use, but solely for the purposes of sexology in accordance with my sexological ideas, work and endeavors:
Should one of these heirs die before me or not become my heir for some other reason, his portion accrues to the other.
Furthermore, I make the following bequests to the benefit of both of my aforementioned students:
Furthermore, I expressly determine that my students Karl Giese and Li Shiu Tong must see to it that the objects and assets given to them for use in serving the purposes of sexology are maintained for this purpose as much as possible after their own deaths, possibly through the foundation of a legal entity, e.g., an association, during their lives.
Handwritten and signed
Nice, in the Hôtel de la Méditerranée
on January 10, 1935
signed Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld