NAACP Founder W.E.B. DuBois Toured Nazi Germany

W.E.B. DuBois was a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) toured Nazi Germany before the war at Nazi expense and reportedly said that America was worse than Nazi Germany, even though they were already sending Jews to concentration camps for several years before he made the tour of Nazi Germany.

DuBois was a Black Nationalist/Pan-Africanist and the most famous civil rights leader of the first half of the 20th century. The source of this article that appeared in an American German-language newspaper in 1937 is embedded below.

See copy of the original Article in German at link below

NAACP Dubois Germany Tour (1937)
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DuBois eventually joined the Communist Party after the defeat of the Nazis and moved to Liberia, where he died.

This is the two-page English translation of the article about W.E.B. DuBois and his tour of Nazi Germany. Dubois reportedly said that the treatment of the Jews was not comparable to the worse treatment of the negroes in America. Dubois and the Nazis were looking for support of each other in their respective causes.

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4 thoughts on “NAACP Founder W.E.B. DuBois Toured Nazi Germany”

  1. Oh please. Du Bois described the condition of Jews in Nazi Germany in his own words as “an attack on civilization, comparable only to such horrors as the Spanish Inquisition and the African slave trade.” You cannot bracket out one little paragraph form some forgotten rag and use it as historical proof of something. Whatever your political proclivities, your grasp on the history of this figure is tenuous at best and spreading this kind of twisted nonsense is both disingenuous and dangerous. If you have an opinion, by all means say it – but do not hijack the reputation of a major historical figure (and early civil rights legend) to do so.

    1. This was in 1937. Do you suppose he might have said one thing to the Nazis and something else to Americans? Also, maybe he changed his story after it became known the full extent of what they were doing to the Jews? Where did you get your information about what he said about the Nazis?

  2. It is not just W.E.B. Du Bois. Black nationalists have worked with some elements of the KKK and Nazis on issues of common interest since Marcus Garvey, who was really deported from the U.S. due to his connection with a branch of the KKK.

    Below a photo of the Head of the American Nazi Party meeting with the Black Muslims in 1959. Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X collaborated with Nazis on Saviors’ Day. There is a long history of this in black nationalism and they are the ones in control of the so-called civil rights movement, since the death of MLK. We even made a black nationalist president.

    Nazi Leader George Lincoln Rockwell meeting with the Nation of Islam

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