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From Swastika to Jim Crow


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Mutual sympathy as victims of persecution and discrimination united the mostly Jewish refugees, who had barely escaped the impeding Holocaust, with Black Americans.  The helping hand stretched out by Black colleges and Black scholars should not be forgotten when, alas, Jewish-Black relations have become strained.  I will forever remember in gratitude. Professor John H. Herz, Howard University refugee scholar teaching in black classroom
FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South.
It was a relationship that was based on caring and concern and it developed a respect and appreciation that lasted my lifetime. - Jim McWilliams, former student, Talladega College

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