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Post-War Occupation Resulted in Mixed-Race Babies/See Their Stories on February 27th
The City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department is joining with The Museum of the American Military Family to screen this important film at South Broadway Cultural Center The award-winning documentary tells the story of these "Brown Babies" (Mischlingskinder) born in occupied Germany after the war.
Post WWII, troops in occupied Germany were ordered to avoid fraternizing with the Germans, but lonely and far from home, soldiers sought comfort and, in many cases, relationships with German women. The result was thousands of pregnancies.
One very visible group of these children were not accepted by either the German or U.S. cultures: "brown babies" who were the children of African American soldiers. Two of these children, Daniel Cardwell and Peter Grammer, will share experiences of their early days in Germany and of their lives after coming to America, that is part of a celebration honoring Black History Month.