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America’s first slave owner was a black man.
In the first version of Cinderella, she was a greek slave that lived in a colony in Egypt.
India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14 million slaves.
Before publishing “Don Quixote,” Cervantes was captured and kept as slave for 5 years in Algiers. A ransom was paid by his parents.
A former slave ship captain wrote the song “Amazing Grace.”
Richard Johnson, the 9th Vice-President of the U.S., openly treated an African-American woman as his wife, although legally she was his slave.
About 60 million Reichmarks, equivalent to £125m today, was generated for the Nazi state by slave labour at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
A London couple kept a man from Nigeria as their slave for 24 years before he finally escaped. They were finally arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2015.
Haiti was demanded compensation from France shortly after gaining independence for its loss of men and slave colony.
The Quandt family, one of the richest in Germany and the largest shareholder of BMW, took over scores of Jewish businesses and used tens of thousands of slave labourers at its factories during Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.