Namibian Groups Call on Germany to Recognize Herero and Namaqua Genocide

While truth isn’t always truth we at (TCF) try to as best we can, dig deeper. I came across this story and remembered a previous story by Palash Ghon entitled “Namibia: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide” from 2012. I’m thinking it came from the book “The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism.”This story of the Namibian genocide has been well documented. The destruction of the Herero tribe describe white supremacy at its best. Racism white supremacy wants and demands power and rule as well as genetic survival. One misconception we must clear is Hitler didn’t care for the religion of the Jews but he was concerned of race mixing which he considered the Jew to be a mullato and not white. This may seem odd to the novice who deals with race. I like to say white supremacy not racism, if I do use the word racism, its always “racism white supremacy.” The proper term would be a competitive relationship between groups of people competing for the ownership of wealth and resources. A group phenomenon, a team sport…power and domination. The genocidal experiments that took place had to do with racial superiority. It dealt with mass killings and documented acts of sterilization. The reasons for these atrocities had to do with race mixing. Secondly they used the Herero to perfect their nefarious deviousness to exterminate the Jews. The difference, for the Herero intense punishments was for the reason, they rebelled and fought. Eventually in an losing effort for 4 or 6 years and the loss of 105,000 people. It wiped out 60% of the Herero/Mamaqua peoples. In 2004 Germany officially apologized for the atrocities that took place. Supposedly an compensation was made by Germany’s Minister of economics who agreed to an aid package. The “alleged” agreement would have paid out 14 million annually, but the descendants wanted 4 billion. I’m writing this to level more clarity, so much was missed or pursed from the article. I do believe the article to be honest and is yet a continuation to what was previously written.

Colonialism Reparation asks that now Germany, as it has done for the Armenian genocide, recognize the colonial genocide in Namibia involving the ongoing negotiations for apologies and compensations the Herero and Nama victims people.
On May 25, 2016 the German Parliament delegation visiting Namibia met with representatives of the Herero and Nama people, descendants of the victims of the genocide committed by the German colonial troops between 1904 and 1908, during which approximately 75,000 people were exterminated.
During the meeting the representatives of the Herero and Nama people recalled that with regard to the ongoing negotiations on genocide, apologies and compensations can not be “lasting solution negotiated about us without us.”
On June 2, 2016 the German Parliament by an overwhelming majority recognizes the Armenian genocide (Tagesordnungspunkt 5-a) and the co-responsibility of the then German Empire. In the motion, the German Parliament “[…] regrets the inglorious role of the German Empire, which, as a principal ally of the Ottoman Empire, did not try to stop these crimes against humanity, despite explicit information regarding the organized expulsion and extermination of Armenians, including also from German diplomats and missionaries. […] The German Empire bears partial complicity in the events. […].” The German Parliament has not yet recognized the Herero and Nama genocide in Namibia, despite the great efforts of the coalition No Amnesty on Genocide! and the various motions presented.

Colonialism Reparation asks that now Germany, as it has done for the Armenian genocide, recognize the colonial genocide in Namibia involving the ongoing negotiations for apologies and compensations the Herero and Nama victims people, because, as stated by the Vice President of the German Parliament, a sincere confrontation with the past makes a country stronger.

From Colonialism Reparation

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