African Presence in KZ Mauthausen in the Context of Racist Repression during National Socialism Sauer, Walter
Prof. Sauer spoke about his study conducted on inmates of African descent in the Nazi-led Mauthausen concentration camp, who have been largely excluded from scientific research of Austria’s past. How many Africans became victims of National Socialism has hardly been studied until now. Who were the Africans imprisoned in Mauthausen? How many were they? Which countries were they from and why were they in the concentration camp? Did they survive and if so, are there any contemporary witnesses? This research forms part of a broader study on the repressive situation persons of African descent found themselves in during the seven years Austria was part of the German Reich.
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