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Blacks In Europe: Hans Massaquoi

Ebony editor who grew up black in Nazi Germany dies

by Afro-Europe International Blog

    Hans Massaquoi (Courtesy Photo/afroeurope.blogspot.com)
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Hans Massaquoi, the former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote the distinctive memoir "Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany", has died.  His son said Massaquoi died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013), on his 87th birthday, in Jacksonville.  He had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays. "He had quite a journey in life," said Hans J. Massaquoi, Jr., of Detroit. "Many have read his books and know what he endured. But most don't know that he was a good, kind, loving, fun-loving, fair, honest, generous, hard-working and open-minded man. He respected others and commanded respect himself. He was dignified and trustworthy. We will miss him forever and try to live by his example." 

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