Series: Experiences of Black People during the Holocaust and World War II

Learn about the experiences of Black people during the Holocaust and World War II:

  • The Nazi persecution of Black people in Germany from 1933 until the end of World War II
  • How Nazi ideology affected the lives of Black people in German-occupied Europe
  • The impact of racism on African American athletes who participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Black American soldiers' experiences as liberators and witnesses to Nazi atrocities

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