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Name:  Hans Jurgan Massaquoi  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Hamburg, Germany

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Biographical and Professional Information

Massaquoi emigrated to the United States from Germany where he served two years in the army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. With his GI bill he studied journalism at the University of Illinois followed by a career at Jet magazine and then Ebony magazine, where he became managing editor.

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Destined to witness :
ISBN: 0060959614. OCLC Number: 41464909

W. Morrow,. .

The author details his early years in Nazi Germany as the son of a well-to-do African and a white German nurse. His early years were spent in material comfort and affluence due to his diplomat grandfather. As Hitler rose to power, the author and his mother were treated as non-Aryans, dehumanized and devalued by the Nazis. Hans immigrated to the United States in the early 1950s.

Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger! :
ISBN: 3502194556. OCLC Number: 63061222

Scherz,. .