Fasia (1929-1997) was the daughter of Elli Jansen and Momulu Massaquoi, then Liberian Consul General in Hamburg. She grew up in Rothenburgsort with her mother and her mother’s husband Albert in a communist household. As a Black German, she was forced to work as a 15-year-old in the camp kitchen of an outpost of the Neuengamme concentration camp where she was traumatized and became seriously ill with a heart condition. After the war, she joined the FDJ Dreiklang choir in West Germany and became a queer Black voice against racism and war in the Easter march movement, the labor struggles in the Ruhr, and the women’s movement.

Speaker: Jasmin Eding