The fate of blacks in Nazi Germany | Germany | DW.DE | 10.01.2010

Between 20,000 – 25,000 blacks lived in Nazi Germany under Hitler\’s rule.When asked about blacks in the Third Reich, Germans are most likely to talk about the Afrika Schau. In his book, \”Hitler\’s Black Victims,\” American University researcher, Dr. Clarence Lusane writes that the Africa Schau was a traveling show that began in 1936. The show\’s owners were Juliette Tipner, whose mother was from Liberia and her white husband, Adolph Hillerkus. The aim of their spectacle was to showcase African culture in Germany.In 1940, the Afrika Schau was taken over by the SS and Joseph Goebbels who \”were hoping that it would become useful not only for propaganda and ideological purposes but also as a way to gather all the blacks in the country under one tent,\” writes Lusane. For blacks who joined the Afrika Schau, it became a means of survival in Nazi Germany.

blacks in Nazi Germany | Germany | DW.DE | 10.01.2010.

Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany – Translation to English is not an official subtitle of the Deutsch screenplay Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!, but Non-profit, educational or personal use The film is from 2006, made in Germany for TV, ZDF channel Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi was born in Hamburg Germany in 1926, son of a German mother, Bertha Baetz and Liberian father, into the Nazi era of Adolf Hitler and the end of WWII.

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