Black people in Nazi Germany


Black soldiers served in many non-European countries for the Nationalist cause. German commanders in higher ranks did not implement or order any special treatment for black soldiers, but removed Algerian blacks and individual French citizens during the 1940 campaign in France.

On the other hand, a number of blacks served in the Wehrmacht. The number of German blacks was low, but there were some instances of their being enlisted within Nazi organizations like the Hitlerjugend and later the Wehrmacht.[2] In addition, there was an influx of volunteers during the African campaign, which led to the existence of a number of blacks in the Wehrmacht and SS in such units as the Free Arabian Legion.



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