Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich

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University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Social Science - 283 pages
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It's hard to imagine an issue or image more riveting than Black Germans during the Third Reich. Yet accounts of their lives are virtually nonexistent, despite the fact that they lived through a regime dedicated to racial purity.
Tina Campt's Other Germans tells the story of this largely forgotten group of individuals, with important distinctions from other accounts. Most strikingly, Campt centers her arguments on race, rather than anti-semitism. She also provides oral history as background for her study, interviewing two Black Germans for the book.
In the end, the author comes face to face with an inevitable question: Is there a relationship between the history of Black Germans and those of other black communities?
The answers to Campt's questions make Other Germans essential reading in the emerging study of what it meant to be black and German in the context of a society that looked at anyone with non-German blood as racially impure at best.
Tina Campt is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University.
It's hard to imagine an issue or image more riveting than Black Germans during the Third Reich. Yet accounts of their lives are virtually nonexistent, despite the fact that they lived through a regime dedicated to racial purity.
Tina Campt's Other Germans tells the story of this largely forgotten group of individuals, with important distinctions from other accounts. Most strikingly, Campt centers her arguments on race, rather than anti-semitism. She also provides oral history as background for her study, interviewing two Black Germans for the book.
In the end, the author comes face to face with an inevitable question: Is there a relationship between the history of Black Germans and those of other black communities?
The answers to Campt's questions make Other Germans essential reading in the emerging study of what it meant to be black and German in the context of a society that looked at anyone with non-German blood as racially impure at best.
Tina Campt is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University.
  

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Contents

RACE MEMORY AND HISTORICAL REPRESENTATION
1
ECHOES OF IMAGINED DANGER
25
RESONANT ECHOES
31
NEUTRALIZING RACIAL POLLUTION
63
MEMORY NARRATIVES
81
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE OTHER WITHIN
91
National Socialist Racial Politics and
136
WRITING HISTORY BETWEEN THE LINES
168
Original German Interview Excerpts
211
NOTES
233
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
INDEX
275
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Campt is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Duke Univeristy.

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