blacks in germany, Editor's Picks, History, List, Nazi Germany -

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Murder and Mistreatment of Black People During Nazi Germany

blacks in germany, Editor's Picks, History, List, Nazi Germany -

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Murder and Mistreatment of Black People During Nazi Germany

While much of the historical focus on Nazism has concentrated on the treatment of the Jews, in Nazi Germany and in German-occupied territories between 1933 and 1945, Black people also suffered a grim fate. Their treatment ranged from isolation to persecution, sterilization, medical experimentation, incarceration, brutality and murder, according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia website, operated by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

gilges

Africans Killed by Racist German Government

Both before and after World War I, many Africans came to Germany as students, artisans, entertainers, former soldiers or low-level colonial officials who had worked for the imperial colonial government. Hilarius (Lari) Gilges, a dancer by profession, was murdered by the Nazi SS in 1933, most likely because he was Black, according to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. After World War II, the German government paid restitution to Gilges’ German wife for his murder by the Nazis.

 

 

Valaida Snow
Valaida Snow

Africans and African-Americans Victimized by Nazis

Some African-Americans who were caught in German-occupied Europe during World War II were also victimized by the Nazi regime. Many, such as female jazz artist Valaida Snow, were imprisoned in internment camps. Some Blacks from Europe and Africa were also interned in the Nazi concentration camp system, according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia. Lionel Romney, a sailor in the U.S. Merchant Marine, was imprisoned in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Bayume Mohamed Hussein from Tanganyika (today Tanzania) died in the Sachsenhausen camp near Berlin.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Today show helps Army Vet surprise his family on Veterans Day
On Monday Morning, the Today Show helped give a touching moment as they reunited a father stationed in Baghdad with h...
Read More
Andrew Gillum says “You Better Count Every Vote” in Florida recount and has words for Trump
A week after Florida voters went to the polls, and days after rescinding his concession, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gil...
Read More
Black woman Army vet left partially blind after incident with the police in Louisiana
TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and Afr...
Read More
Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She's 'Triggered' By White Women With Blonde Hair
Jada Pinkett Smith admitted she held a strong bias against white women due to childhood trauma.The actress confessed ...
Read More

Tags