Genocide in German South-West Africa: The Colonial War (1904-1908) in Namibia and Its Aftermath

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Jürgen Zimmerer, Jurgen Zimmerer, Joachim Zeller
Merlin Press, 2008 - History - 291 pages
"In 1904, the 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 annihilation of the Herero and Nama people." "This collection of essays, richly illustrated by numerous contemporary photographs and cartoons, considers many aspects of this war of extermination, and suggests how racism, concentration camps and genocide in the German colony anticipated crimes later committed by the Nazis." "Edward Neather adds an introduction that considers the wider context of German colonial history. He considers why, until the late nineteenth century, Germany had no colonial interests which could compare with the examples of Britain, Spain, and France and relates the war in German South Africa to other aspects of the short history of German colonialism, (1894 to 1918)." --Book Jacket.

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Jürgen Zimmerer teaches history at the Center for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Joachim Zeller teaches at the Technical University in Berlin. E. J. Neather is the author of Mastering German 2, Previsions, and Realisations.

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