Meet Hans Massaquoi. He was born in Germany during the rise of the Nazis. His mother is German and his father is African. In grade school, Hans wanted to join the Hitler Youth Corps but he was never allowed to fight due to his “impurity”, or race. He would always be considered a second class citizen which, kept him out of the war and alive on the streets.

Look at the swastika on his sweater.

He has an interesting story to tell.

He later came to the United States and became a journalist and writer, working for JET magazine.

His book is titled Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany.