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Editor who grew up black in Nazi Germany dies

March 17. 2013 3:04AM
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(AP) Hans Massaquoi, the former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote an autobiography about growing up black in Nazi Germany, has died.

Hans J. Massaquoi, Jr. says his father died Saturday, on his 87th birthday, in Jacksonville, Fla. He had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays.

In writing his 1999 autobiography, Massaquoi chose not to detail his decades of success in America. Instead he told the story of his life growing up in the working class neighborhoods of Hamburg, Germany. His mother was a German nurse and his father was the son of a Liberian diplomat.

After World War II, Massaquoi left Germany for Liberia and then moved to Chicago. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 while on a student visa and became a U.S. citizen.

Associated Press

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