What was it like for Blacks in Europe?

Nazi racism and oppression is a recurring theme in the story of WWII, most often portrayed through their treatment of the Jews, but it also extended to many other minority groups. However, I’ve never heard much about how the Nazis treated blacks in occupied Europe.


Outside of maybe some drafted African soldiers serving in France, was there an actual large amount of Black people in Europe at the time?


The fact that a black man from Suriname, Anton de Kom, in the Netherlands could function as a resistance activist, means that black people from the colonies in occupied Western Europe were not hunted down like the Jews. Anton de Kom was arrested, but it seems his arrest was related to his resistance activities. Anton de Kom - Wikipedia