“[A]s we see so many of our World War II veterans coming to the twilight of their years, it is especially important for us to remember, to record, remind ourselves of how much that generation did on all of our behalves.“
U.S. President Barack Obama in Dresden, Germany, after visiting the Buchenwald concentration camp on June 5, 2009
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
A further goal of our research efforts is the dissemination of this fascinating but little explored chapter of German-American relations in the twentieth century. In this section, you will find further information on events, publications and websites related to this story.
We hope that this information provides a first building block that will lead to a much more nuanced and sophisticated sense of how America’s struggle for democracy reverberated across the globe.