hans massaquoi
*(From AP via theGrio) – Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a memoir about his unusual childhood growing up Nazi Germany, has died. He was 87.

His son said Massaquoi died Saturday, on his birthday, in Florida. He had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays.

“He had quite a journey in life,” said Hans J. Massaquoi, Jr. “Many have read his books and know what he endured. But most don’t know that he was a good, kind, loving, fun-loving, fair, honest, generous, hard-working and open-minded man. He respected others and commanded respect himself. He was dignified and trustworthy. We will miss him forever and try to live by his example.”

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