Black Germans during and after WW2

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Re: Black Germans during and after WW2

Post by callenet » 31 May 2015 12:35

nondescript handle wrote: I don't recall that Massaquoi elaborated on that, the only instance of institutionalized "second class status" I recall from his autobiography is his classification as "wehrunwürdig".
Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi passed away January 19, 2013.

Here is an article from NPR (January 26, 2013) about Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi that might be of possible interest:

"'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany"
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/26/170281062 ... zi-germany

I have had the pleasure to meet Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi several times, but unfortunately we did not discuss his life as a child in Nazi Germany. He was a very nice and generous person.

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Re: Black Germans during and after WW2

Post by von thoma » 30 Aug 2015 05:40

The most famous black visitor to Germany was Jesse Owens, who stayed in the same hotels as other competitors and shook Hitler's hand.
Hitler left the Stadium for not have to congratulate him, when he won one of the medals.

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The way how it should have happened...in 1936. :)

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Re: Black Germans during and after WW2

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 17 Apr 2019 21:11

von thoma wrote:
30 Aug 2015 05:40
The most famous black visitor to Germany was Jesse Owens, who stayed in the same hotels as other competitors and shook Hitler's hand.
Hitler left the Stadium for not have to congratulate him, when he won one of the medals.


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The way how it should have happened...in 1936. :)

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Absolutely !
We often hear that Hitler was sympathetic toward Jesse Owens...

Baldur von Schirach told in his Ich glaubte an Hitler how Hitler became in rage while imagining him shaking the hand of a nigger... "you really think i would ever shake a nigger's hand?".

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