Hitler's African Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940

TitleHitler's African Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsScheck, Raffael
Number of Pages220
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge ; New York
Abstract

During its campaign against France in 1940, the German army massacred several thousand black POWs belonging to units drafted in France's West African colonies. Documenting these war crimes on the basis of extensive research in French and German archives, Raffael Scheck advances a nuanced interpretation of the motivation for the massacres. Reviving traditional images of black soldiers as mutilating savages, a massive Nazi propaganda offensive approved by Hitler, created their rationale. The treatment of black French POWs remained, however, suprisingly inconsistent, with abuses often triggered by certain combat situations.

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Short TitleHitler's African Victims
Translated TitleHitlers afrikanische Opfer: Die Massaker der Wehrmacht an schwarzen französischen Soldaten
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