BGCS Books

Highly recommended books about Black German/ Afro-German history and experiences.

library2 The Philology Library know as the  “Berlin Brain” because it looks like a cranium when viewed from above.

Designed by Foster and Partners as part of the campus renovation, the 68,000-square-foot Philology Library houses some 700,000 books and consolidated 11 departmental libraries that had been scattered throughout the campus previously. Part of the Freie Universität Berlin Library which comprises the University Library and around 40 departmental libraries with a total holdings of around 8 million printed items, 38,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 1300 databases, it was completed in 2005 and became an architectural jewel for both the University and the City of Berlin itself.



A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GI’s, and Germany by Maria Hoehn and Martin Klimke

A Question of Color by Daniel Cardwell

Between 2 Races and Life Quotes by Tammy LC by Tammy Lisa Carmen St Clair

Black Nazis II! (Ethnic Minorities and Foreigners in Hitler’s Armed Forces: An Unbiased History by Veronica Kuzniar-Clark

Blues in Schwarz Weiss by May Ayim

Cinema in Democratizing Germany: Reconstructing National Identity After Hitler by Heide Fehrenbach

 Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany by Hans J. Massaquoi

 Euer Schweigen schuetzt Euch nicht (Your Silence Will Not Protect You) by Peggy Piesche

 Feeling Counterfeit by Heather Proffer

 Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890 – 1945 by Firpo W. Carr

 GI’s and Frauleins: The German-American Encounter in the 1950’s West Germany by Maria Hohn

 Grenzenlos und Unverschaemt: Die Frau in der Gesellschaft by May Ayim

 Hanschen Klein, Ging Allein – Mein Weg in die neue Welt by Hans J. Massaquoi

 Hitler’s Black Victim’s: The Historical Experiences of European Blacks, Africans and African Americans During the Nazi Eraby Clarence Lusane

 Hitler’s Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940 by Raffael Scheck

 Homestory Deutschland: Schwarze Biografien in Geschichte und Gegenwart by the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland e.V.

 Image Matters by Tina M. Campt

 Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany by Ika Hugel-Marshall

 It’s not always Black and White: Caught Between Two Worlds by Dr. John Reed

 Mixed Blessing by Doris McMillon

 Mythen, Masken und Subjekte Kritsche Weissseinsforschung in Deutschland by Maureen Maisha Eggers, Grada Kilombe, Peggy Piesche, and Susan Arndt

 Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger – Meine Kindheit in Deutschland by Hans J. Massaquoi

 Not So Plain as Black and White, Afro-German Culture and History, 1890 – 2000 edited by Patricia Mazon and Reinhild Steingroever

 Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich by Tina M. Campt

 Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism by Grada Kilomba

 Race after Hitler: Black Occupation Children in Postwar Germany and America by Heide Fehrenbach

 Race under Reconstruction in German Cinema: Robert Stemmle’s Toxi (German and European Studies” by Angelica Fenner

 Rasse und Rassimus in der Filmpropaganda gegen die ‘schwarze Schmach’ 1920-1923 Eds. Hella Hertzfeldt and Katrin Schaefgen

Recasting Race after WWII: Germans and African American Occupied Germany by Timothy L. Schroer

 Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out by May Opitz

 Split At The Root: A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity by Catana Tully

 State of Progress: Germans and Blacks in America over 300 Years Edited by Randall M. Miller

The Imperialist Imagination: German Colonialism and Its Legacy – Blacks, Germans, and the Politics of Imperialist Imagination, 1920-1960 Eds. Sara Friedrichsmeyer, Sara Lennox, and Susanne Zantop

 The Other Victims: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis by Ina R. Friedman

The Whorl According to My Gospel by Rudi Richardson

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