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

Browse this multimedia series about the experiences of Black people during the Holocaust and World War II. Read about the Nazi persecution of Black people in Germany beginning in 1933 until the end of the war and about how the lives of Black individuals were impacted by a racist Nazi ideology in German-occupied Europe. Find out more about the impact of racism on African American athletes who journeyed from the United States to participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Browse photographs of Black American soldiers who fought in World War II and learn more about their experiences as liberators and witnesses to Nazi atrocities. 

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