Africa & Science – Afrika & Wissenschaft – Afrique & Science

Nr. 00265- 9th Jan. 2024 – Weekly Newspaper devoted to Science & Technology in Africa ** Pour la promotion de l'esprit scientifique en Afrique

Theodore Wonja Michael THE LAST BLACK WITNESS (1925-2019) ! Rest in perfect peace.

Résultats de recherche d'images pour « theodor wonja michael deutschland »Born in Berlin in 1925, was forced to act in « human zoos » during his childhood. His three siblings fled to France after « Negroids » were declared « undesirable » in 1936, but Michael couldn’t leave Germany. He worked as a bellhop at Berlin’s Hotel Excelsior (before being kicked out by a Nazi guest).*

In early 1943, Michael was sent with other Afro-Germans into a forced-labour camp near Berlin. Theodore Wonja survived the Nazi terror. Many other Black germans–Cameroonians like Martin Dibobe, Erika N’gando were deported and murdered in concentration camps. *


Theodor Michael, Deutsch sein und schwarz dazu: Erinnerungen eines Afro-Deutschen dtv Verlagsgesellschaft, 1. April 2015

*ADI and Africa&Science pay today an hommage to this last Black survivor
and forgotten Hitler’s Victim. *

Fidel Amoussou-Moderan
Doctoral researcher, History,
R.U.B, Germany
Contributor for the Journal

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