This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Germany's Colonial Genocide in Namibia

Was Germany’s Colonial Genocide in Africa a Precursor of the Nazi Holocaust? The Herero population of 80,000 was decimated to 15,000; and the Nama population was reduced from 20,000 to 10,000. Legacy of Genocide Lingers on for Nama in Namibia, Deutsche Welt (2017) For decades, Germany’s colonial history was of no interest, as it was…

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Germany's Colonial Genocide in Namibia

German scientists viewed South West African colonies as laboratories They used them as a testing ground for Darwinian racial science and coerced medical experimentation on expendable human subjects At Shark Island, which even German soldiers called “The Death Camp” Dr Bofinger conducted dubious racially motivated medical experiments. In one specious bid to determine whether scurvy,…

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