Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany

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Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany

by Hans Massaquoi

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 25, 2001 | Trade Paperback |

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This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness, Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany.The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile health, after his father returned to Liberia.Like other German boys, Hans went to school; like other German boys, he swiftly fell under the Fuhrer's spell.So he was crushed to learn that, as a black child, he was ineligible for the Hitler Youth.His path to a secondary education and an eventual profession was blocked.He now lived in fear that, at any moment, he might hear the Gestapo banging on the door -- or Allied bombs falling on his home.Ironic,, moving, and deeply human, Massaquoi's account of this lonely struggle for survival brims with courage and intelligence.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 25, 2001

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060959614

ISBN - 13: 9780060959616

Found in: People of Colour, World War II

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Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany

Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany

by Hans Massaquoi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: January 25, 2001

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060959614

ISBN - 13: 9780060959616

About the Book

This is a story of the unexpected. In "Destined to Witness," Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany. The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile health, after his father returned to Liberia. Like other German boys, Hans went to school; like other German boys, he swiftly fell under the Fuhrer's spell. So he was crushed to learn that, as a black child, he was ineligible for the Hitler Youth. His path to a secondary education and an eventual profession was blocked. He now lived in fear that, at any moment, he might hear the Gestapo banging on the door -- or Allied bombs falling on his home. Ironic,, moving, and deeply human, Massaquoi's account of this lonely struggle for survival brims with courage and intelligence.

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This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness, Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany.The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile health, after his father returned to Liberia.Like other German boys, Hans went to school; like other German boys, he swiftly fell under the Fuhrer's spell.So he was crushed to learn that, as a black child, he was ineligible for the Hitler Youth.His path to a secondary education and an eventual profession was blocked.He now lived in fear that, at any moment, he might hear the Gestapo banging on the door -- or Allied bombs falling on his home.Ironic,, moving, and deeply human, Massaquoi's account of this lonely struggle for survival brims with courage and intelligence.

About the Author

This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness, Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany.The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile health, after his father returned to Liberia.Like other German boys, Hans went to school; like other German boys, he swiftly fell under the Fuhrer's spell.So he was crushed to learn that, as a black child, he was ineligible for the Hitler Youth.His path to a secondary education and an eventual profession was blocked.He now lived in fear that, at any moment, he might hear the Gestapo banging on the door -- or Allied bombs falling on his home.Ironic,, moving, and deeply human, Massaquoi's account of this lonely struggle for survival brims with courage and intelligence.

Editorial Reviews

"A cry against racism, a survivor's tale, a wartime adventure, a coming of age story, and a powerful tribute to a mother's love." (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
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