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Blackhistory, Memes, and Whip: aria Child victim from the Herero-Nama Genocide by Germany. Germany's Holocaust started in Africa with the Herero people. (1904-1908) @Regrann from @blackceasar64 - Rp @mandyafrica After the Herero resisted the German colonial regime, in South-West Africa (modern-day Namibia), the Germans violently suppressed the rebellion defeated the Herero. German military commander ordered to annihilate the Herero. Other ethnic groups who joined the Herero were exterminated too. The attacks commenced on August 11th 1904, the Germans killed men, women and children, and slaughtered the wounded and captives. Lothar van Trotha, a commander of the German forces publicized an extermination order. He declared, "The people of Herero must leave this land. If they do not, I will force them to with the great weapons". He also wrote "I believe that this nation as a nation must be exterminated… I prefer for the nation to disappear entirely rather than allow them to infect our troops with their diseases." Some of the Herero escaped into the desert where the Germans had already poisoned many water sources. Other groups, such as the Nama, had seen what happened to the Herero and had begun to abandon the Germans or rebelled. The German settlers called explicitly for the extermination of the Nama and the Herero, and the Nama who surrendered were sent to concentration camps. Approximately one-third died on the journey to these camps, and many perished due to typhus, smallpox, and other diseases in the camps. They were subjected to forced labor, beaten, and also whipped by their captors. Many Herero were hung; women were raped or made into concubines. When the slaughter finally ended, 80% of the Herero and 50% of the Nama *Khoi Khoi* population had perished. The genocide was carried out through starvation and by poisoning the wells of the Herero amongst other tactics. genocide Africa AfricanHistory Namibia Colonialism BlackHistory TheStruggleContinues Nama Herero RepostIt_app Regrann

@Regrann from @blackceasar64 - Rp @mandyafrica After the Herero resisted the German colonial regime, in South-West Africa (modern-day Namibi...

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