Destined to Witness

Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany
Product Number: EB00232716
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061856600
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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.

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Author(s): Hans Massaquoi
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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CD
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Author(s): Hans Massaquoi
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number CF418
Released: Jun 22, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449805852
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Author(s): Hans Massaquoi
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number Z06457
Released: Feb 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470360610

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