Reconciliation between Germany and Namibia: towards reparation of the first genocide of the 20th century
BY ROBERTO HITCHCOCK AND MELINDA KELLY FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS.
The wounds inflicted by the great massacre of 60,000 Herero and 10,000 Namas in the former colony of Southwest Africa have yet to heal. Added to the concentration camps and slave labor, are the scars from the exhibition of human remains in museums and the manipulation for racist scientific theories. After a century of denial, the governments of both countries agreed to compensation of 1.1 billion euros over a period of 30 years. However, the descendants of the victims do not feel that their demands are heard.
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