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Oral history interview with Theodor Wonja

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.462.1 | RG Number: RG-50.736.0001

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Theodor Wonja Michael, the son of a Cameroonian father and a German mother, discusses his thoughts on race, civilization, and culture; the difficult relationship between Germany and Africa; the experiences of Africans in German concentration camps; the two main groups of black people persecuted by the Nazis; being fourteen when the war started; avoiding relationships with Aryans; his fear of falling ill, going to the hospital, and being sterilized; how the stories of black Holocaust survivors are marginalized; the African slave trade; and the importance of looking at African influences in German art and literature today.

Interviewee
Theodor Wonja
Interviewer
Magueye Kasse
Date
1997 February 09  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Magueye Kasse
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