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“The thing that amazes me is that most guys [who served under me] had never been away from home. Never. And I never heard one of them say: 'when are we going home, when are we getting out of here'? And all of the V-mails they sent, I never saw any that said I am so sick of this stuff [and want to go home].“
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This gallery of images illustrates the untold story of African-American GIs and Germany and the transnational implications of the African-American civil rights movement.
By illuminating the experience of World War II, the postwar period, as well as the emergence of the civil rights movement and black power solidarity in East and West Germany, it provides a small glimpse into the wealth of photographs that will be made available through our digital archive. For another selection of images, see our exhibition.