Out of the  95,000 US Occupation babies born in Germany shortly after WWII, there were approximately 5000 of us, post WWII Afro-German children, so-called Negro mulatto babies, better known as German ‘Brown Babies.’ Born to German women and African-American soldiers, the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) deemed that we formed a special group, presenting a human and racial problem of a special nature. Our national and cultural heritage [and perhaps even our religious birthright] were seen to be in direct contrast to our skin color. Many of us were put in German foster care, orphanages, or adopted by German families or African American military and civilian families. Learn more about post WWII Afro-German Children at BGCS

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Excerpt from Essay: My Soul Has Found Its Home:

“I finished my Intro class and found a wonderful Rabbi to sponsor my conversion. I eventually became a member of his synagogue. However, navigating through the Jewish community was not easy. I was beyond happy to have found my way back to my religious roots. However, it had never occurred to me that some people would not be glad to see me; not welcome me because of my brown skin.

Throughout the years, I’ve developed wonderful friendships with Jews of all colors, and I will cherish them forever. I’ve also been subject to racism, prejudice, rude and insensitive behavior in the Jewish community. Some Jews assume that I’m not Jewish because I’m not white. Some, even after hearing my story, still question my Jewishness or insist that I’m only half Jewish even though I’ve converted as well. And then there are others who just don’t understand that I don’t want their attention; that I didn’t want to have to write this essay.”

 

Ich bin…

A German Jewish ‘Brown Baby’

A Survivor

Ich Liebe…

Meine Familie und Freunde
Klal Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael
Creating stain glass art
Dancing, Passionate about Raqs Sharqi
Reading, Historical Romance Novels by Beverly Jenkins and Bertrice Smalls, Tananarive Due’s African Immortal Series, Octavia Butler, Rabbi Harold Kushner-Inspirational and list goes on!
Cooking, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Baking, (I’m so good)
Foreign and Independent films, Documentaries, Happy tear jerkers
Music, All genres. Big fan of Middle Eastern music (best for Raq Sharqi) Big Jazz Vocalist fan: Ella, Carmen, Betty Carter, Lorez, Nancy, Dinah, Sarah, the list goes on.
Traveling! “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

A former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network (JMN)
Founding President of the Black German Cultural Society, Inc (BGCS)

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I love being at the ocean, smelling the ocean air, hearing the seagulls and watching the ebb and flow of the waves. Best of all, I love watching the sun set over the ocean, and preferably with mein Mann. 

(Notice I didn’t say anything about getting “in” the ocean. I’m a pool person)

sunset

 

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4 Responses to “About”

  • Sistergirl:

    The sad thing is the prejudice among Jews even Sephardic Jews have caused the decrease of the so called Jewish populations. I know many people from the Carribbean with one Jewish parent or ancestor; however, because they had a parent of African decent they were treated badly, or taught to choose side. If you were physically too African or dark skin or kinky hair you were discouraged from attending Synagogue.

    I laugh because in America you have more converted Jews than blood decendants because blood alone in the eyes of some people even Rabbsi mean nothing. You are just too Black. Which is ironic because my people had to lie for centuries and say they were from Portugal. My children are raised African Americans because I teach them to stay where you are accepted even though by blood, heritage and tradition we are very Jewish. More Jewish than the average Sephardics who attends an American Synagogue. But the heart is a hard thing to change so the Synagogue will die in the Caribbean unless you can get more Jews to immigrate to the island.

    • Editor:

      Every Jew needs to feel connected and every Jew needs to feel at home. We hope you find a Jewish community that is welcoming of you and your family.

  • I stumbled into your website when looking for one of the famous photos of Heschel and Martin Luther King. And I’m hooked. Thank you for this incredible profusion of information and excitement and spirit. I will share this spot with others!

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