“Germany says it will formally apologise for the genocide of tens of thousands of indigenous Namibians while they were under colonial rule more than 100 years ago. Up to 100,000 Herero people and around 10,000 Nama people died in a systematic extermination by German troops in modern-day Namibia from 1904 to 1908. Lothar von Trotha, a brutal imperialist general, was in charge of crushing rebellions in what was then known as German South-West Africa and ordered his troops to wipe out the tribes in what is widely seen as the 20th century’s first genocide and a precursor to the Holocaust a few decades later.” 

Source: Chris Kitching. “Germany To Apologise And Admit Massacre Of 100,000 Namibian Tribesmen Was A Genocide Considered A Precursor To The Holocaust.” Daily Mail. July 15, 2016. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3691589/Germany-formally-apologise-Namibia-genocide.html 


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