Do You Know The Story Of The “Brown Babies”?

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A documentary called Brown Babies explores the many children that were produced as a result of African American soldiers being stationed in Germany.  Check out a snippet from the CNN report:

The total number of children born from those relationships is unclear. Some 5,000 “brown babies” were born between 1945 and 1955, according to the book “Race After Hitler: Black Occupation Children in Postwar Germany and America,” … But after the babies were born and the soldiers’ superiors discovered the romances, they often transferred the black soldiers to other bases. The U.S. military’s policy at the time was to reject any claims of paternity made by German mothers. Black soldiers who wanted to marry their white girlfriends were often forbidden from doing so.

Life wasn’t simple for the mothers, either – they were sometimes judged unfit by child welfare officials based solely on the fact that they had a relationship with an African-American man. Some Germans condemned the mothers as “negerhueren” – negro whores.

Via TLF

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