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Hans Jurgan Massaquoi

Born: Hamburg, Germany
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: N/A

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Hans Jurgan Massaquoi on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Destined to witness :
ISBN: 0060959614 OCLC: 41464909

W. Morrow, New York : ©1999.

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: 63061222

Scherz, Frankfurt am Main : 2004.