Category:Manfred Priso

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English: Manfred Kotto Priso was born in the german colony of Cameroon (ethnic group: Duala) and came to Germany in 1907. Under pressure of the "Deutschnationaler Handlungsgehilfen-Verband" he lost his job he found at the "Dresdner Schuhwachsfabrikanten" in November 1929 as a person of color ("lack of racial feeling").[1] Priso had to work as a petty trader and sold bananas in a stall[2]. Prior to his dismissal, Priso was active in the German colonial revisionist movement in Germany and Austria. For example, he had visited schools and talked about the culture in Cameroon ("Ueber Sitten und Gebräuche in Kamerun vor und nach der Kolonisation und über das Wirken der deutschen Missionäre in Kamerun")[3]. He had held speeches about the benefits of German rule in Cameroon and was labeled by the Foreign office as a "skilled" person, "educated" and feeling and thinking German. According to a questionable source, he might have died in 1939[4].

References

  1. Golf Dornseif: Des Kaisers Afrikaner im Berliner Fegefeuer, S. 10
  2. Robbie Aitken and Eve Rosenhaft: Black Germany. The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884–1960, Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-107-04136-3, S. 244
  3. Bundesgymnasium Klagenfurt, 1927/28: 24. November: Herr Manfred Priso aus Duala in Kamerun spricht für die Schüler im Festsaale: "Ueber Sitten und Gebräuche in Kamerun vor und nach der Kolonisation und über das Wirken der deutschen Missionäre in Kamerun"
  4. Postcard auction at ebay: Bludenz Beerdigung des farbigen Kameruners Manfred Priso 1939

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