Africans and the Holocaust: Perceptions and Responses of Colonized and Sovereign Peoples, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Africans and the Holocaust

Perceptions and Responses of Colonized and Sovereign Peoples, 1st Edition

By Edward Kissi


192 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367195373
pub: 2019-09-09
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This book is an original and comparative study of reactions in West and East Africa to the persecution and attempted annihilation of Jews in Europe, and in former German colonies in East Africa during the Second World War.

An intellectual and diplomatic history of World War II and the Holocaust, Africans and the Holocaust looks at the period from the perspectives of the colonized subjects of the Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda, and the sovereign peoples of Liberia and Ethiopia, who wrestled with the social and moral questions that the war and the Holocaust raised. The five main chapters of the book explore the pre-Holocaust history of relations between Jews and Africans in West and East Africa; perceptions of Nazism in both regions; opinions of World War II; interpretations of the Holocaust, and responses of the colonized and sovereign peoples of West and East Africa to efforts by Great Britain to resettle certain categories of Jewish refugees from Europe in the two regions before and during the Holocaust.

This book will be of use to students and scholars of African history, Holocaust and Jewish Studies, International or Global history.

Table of Contents

1. Jews in Eastern and Western African before the Holocaust

2. Africans and Nazism

3. Africans and World War II

4. Africans and the Holocaust

5. African and Bristish Proosals on Jewish Refugees

About the Author

Edward Kissi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political, cultural and social history of individual countries as well as broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

Themes include social and economic change, colonial experiences, independence movements, post-independence governments, globalization in Africa, nationalism, gender histories, conflict, the Atlantic Slave trade, the environment, health and medicine, ethnicity, urbanisation, and neo-colonialism and aid.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Leanne Hinves

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Africa / General
HISTORY / Military / World War II
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies