Compared to other European powers like the French, the Belgians, and the British, the Germans were late to the great scramble game on the continent. Nevertheless, the Germans left their imprint on the continent and history with the first recorded genocide of the 20th century in what was then called German Southwest Africa.
In today’s podcast episode in our History of Africa podcast series, we look at the story of German Southwest Africa. We look at why Germany was late to the great scramble, key figures in the rise of German colonialism in Africa, and the culmination of tragedy with the Herrero and Nama people.
Learn More About the Topics Covered in Today’s Episode on German Southwest Africa
- A Brutal Genocide in Colonial Africa Finally Gets Its Deserved Recognition (Smithsonian)
- History of Namibia
- Never Again, Again – The Ongoing History of Genocide Podcast Series
- Lotho Von Trotha
- Hendrick Witbooi, Nama Chief
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