Remembering Germany’s Black victims of the Holocaust – Professor Robbie Aitken

Picture of Professor Robbie Aitken

Remembering the forgotten Black victims of the Holocaust is the aim of two new memorials initiated by Professor of Imperial History, Robbie Aitken. He applied to lay the new memorials to bring new visibility to Germany’s Black history, following his extensive research into the history of Germany’s Black community and compensation claims by Black Holocaust victims. The memorials were recently laid at a special ceremony in Berlin. The news has been covered by German news outlets DW, ND and Taz. The Sheffield Star also reported on the full story.

Professor Robbie Aitken is Professor of Imperial History and member of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at the Culture & Creativity Research Institute (Sheffield Hallam University). Robbie is an historian of Black Europe and of Empire and has written widely on the development of a Black community in Germany. Robbie’s current research focus is on the Black experience of Nazi Germany and Black compensation claims made in the aftermath of the Holocaust.