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Genocide in German South-West Africa

The Colonial War of 1904-1908 and Its Aftermath

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Published by Merlin Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history: from c 1900 -,
  • Genocide,
  • c 1900 - c 1914,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Namibia,
  • Africa - General,
  • Africa - South - General,
  • History / Africa / South / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJurgen Zimmerer (Editor), Joachim Zeller (Editor), E. J. Neather (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11592297M
    ISBN 100850365740
    ISBN 109780850365740


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On 12 Maythe German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia - the beginnings of Germany's African Empire. As colonial forces moved in, their ruthless punitive raids became an open war of extermination.

Thousands of the indigenous people were killed or driven out into the desert to die. The war that broke out in present day Namibia after the Herero tribe rose against an oppressive colonial regime—and the German army’s brutal suppression of that uprising—are the focus of this collection of essays.

Exploring the annihilation of both the Herero and Nama people, this selection from prominent researchers of German imperialism considers many aspects of the war and shows. Inthe indigenous Herero people of German South West Africa (now Namibia) rebelled against their German occupiers.

In the following four years, the German army retaliated, killing betw andHerero people, one of the worst atrocities ever. The history of the Herero genocide remains a key issue for many around the world partly because the German policy not to pay.

Inthe German government formally recognised the colonial atrocities perpetrated in German South West Africa and issued an apology. However, at. In Octoberafter people from the Herero and Nama tribes launched a rebellion against German colonial settlers in South West Africa, German General Lothar von Trotha issued a.

Germany’s colonisation of Namibia, then German South West Africa (GSWA), encompasses one of the worst atrocities ever: the genocide of between and indigenous Herero people at the beginning of the twentieth century.² Tens of thousands of people—men, women and children—were killed in a very short period of time.

Early in war broke out in German South West Africa, when the Herero tribe rose up against an oppressive colonial regime. The German army despatched to the colony brutally suppressed the uprising and set about the systematic annihilation of the Herero and Nama people.

This collection of essays considers many aspects of this war of /5(12). Get this from a library. Genocide in German South-West Africa: the Colonial War () in Namibia and its aftermath. [Jürgen Zimmerer; Joachim Zeller;] -- "Inthe harsh rule of the German colonial administration provoked an uprising in South-West Africa (now Namibia).

German forces suppressed it with great brutality and set about the systematic. natives. No Africans were invited (Fischer). Germany confirmed its claim on German East Africa, which is now Tanzania, and German West Africa, which is now Namibia. German West Africa was “over a 20 km-wide belt of land from Lüderitz to the Orange river,” spanning three hundred twenty-two thousand four hundred fifty square milesAuthor: Melanie Bracht.

Some saw Germany's behavior in South-West Africa as a precursor of German actions in the Holocaust. The boldest among them argued that South-West. Get this from a library. Genocide in German South-West Africa: the colonial war () in Namibia and its aftermath.

[Jürgen Zimmerer; Joachim Zeller;]. Title: Genocide in German South-West Africa: The Colonial War (–) in Namibia and Its Aftermath: Publication Type: Book: Year of Publication.

This book explores the events within the context of German South West Africa (GSWA) as the only German colony where settlement was actually attempted.

The study contends that the genocide was not the work of one rogue general or the practices of the military, but that it was inexorably propelled by Germany’s national goals at the : Soft Cover. It is a place of savage beauty, but inside Africa’s ‘Forbidden Zone’ - home to the world’s richest diamond mines - lie the horrifying secrets of Germany’s earliest genocide.

Jürgen Zimmerer is the author of Genocide in German South-West Africa ( avg rating, 13 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Kein Platz an der Sonne. The Herero genocide, conducted in German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia) between andis recognized by the UN as the first organized state genocide in world history.

Although the Herero were subjected to Germany's First Genocide, they have, unlike the victims of the Holocaust, received no reparations from Germany. The Herero-Namaqua Genocide in German South West Africa is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century.

16, 17 The genocide was prompted by a brief war between the indigenous Herero people, led by Samuel Maharero, and the German colonial rulers of German South West Africa. The war started on Janu ; remote farms.

personal involvement of the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, in deciding how the war was to be fought in German South West Africa signalled the highest authorization and endorsement for acts committed in the name of Imperial Germany.

In a conscious policy of genocide, German soldiers and. The Herero Genocide took place between and in German South-West Africa (modern day Namibia), during the scramble for Africa.

What distinguishes the Herero War, and makes it an act of genocide, was a clearly announced military policy to destroy the Herero nation by killing all its members.

Genocide in German South West Africa Book Summary: The war that broke out in present day Namibia after the Herero tribe rose against an oppressive colonial regime—and the German army’s brutal suppression of that uprising—are the focus of this collection of essays.

Exploring the annihilation of both the Herero and Nama people, this. The Herero Genocide: Germany’s First Mass Murder. While the horrors of the Holocaust are now universally known, there is far less awareness exists of the previous genocide that took place under German auspices, in what was then the German colony of South-West Africa.The Kaiser s Holocaust Book Summary: On 12 Maythe German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia - the beginnings of Germany's African Empire.

As colonial forces moved in, their ruthless punitive raids became an open war of extermination. Thousands of the indigenous people were killed or driven out into the desert to die.The first genocide of the 20th century occurred not in Europe but in Southwest Africa, a colony that had been annexed by Germany in the early s.

Between August andthe Germans attempted to exterminate the indigenous Ovaherero people, along with the groups of rebellious by: 1.