Query on massacre Namibia 1904

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at SPAMgmx.net
Thu Oct 19 05:14:59 MDT 2000

> I have a Botswanan student who is researching for a documentary on a
> massacre that took place in what was then the German colony of South West
> Africa (Namibia) in 1904.  The Officer in charge of the killings was a
> General Von Trotter.

Here are a few links (in German):


Bibliography in English:

It looks as if Horst Drechsler is the one to check first:

Helmut Bley: Kolonialherrschaft und Sozialstruktur in Deutsch-Südwestafrika
1894-1907. Hamburg 1968.

Horst Drechsler: Südwestafrika unter deutscher Kolonialherrschaft. Der Kampf
der Herero und Nama gegen den deutschen Imperialismus (1884-1915). Zweite
Auflage, Berlin/DDR 1984.

Horst Drechsler: Südwestafrika unter deutscher Kolonialherrschaft. Band 2:
Die großen Land- und Minengesellschaften (1885-1914), Stuttgart: Franz
Steiner Verlag, 1996 (Beiträge zur Kolonial- und Überseegeschichte, 63)

Peter Scheulen, Die "Eingeborenen" Deutsch-Suedwestafrikas. Ihr Bild in
deutschen Kolonialzeitschriften von 1884 bis 1918, (History, Cultural
Traditions and Innovations in Southern Africa, Bd. 5), Koeln: Ruediger
Koeppe Verlag 1998, 203 S., 1 Karte; ISBN: 3-89645-054-9; DM 48.-

Sven Lindqvist. Durch das Herz der Finsternis. Ein Afrika-Reisender auf den
Spuren des europäischen Völkermordes. Campus Verlag 1999, 230 S., 35 Fr

Bley, Helmut : South West Africa under the German Rule. London, Heinemann,
Calvert, Albert F : South-west Africa during the German Occupation
1884-1914. New-York, Negro University Press, 1969 (1e éd. 1915).
Dierks, K. : Namibia roads in History : from the 13th century till today.
Frankfort, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, 1992.
Esterhuyse, J.H. : South West Africa 1800-1894. The establishment of German
Authority in South West Africa. Cape Town, Struick, 1968.
Goldblatt, I. : History of South West Africa from the Beginnings of the
Nineteenth Century. Cape Town, 1971.
Haarhoff, Dorian : The Wild South West. Frontier Myth and Metaphor...
Witwatersrand, Witwatersrand University Press, 1991.
Katjavivi, Peter : A History of Resistance in Namibia. Paris, Unesco, 1988.
Lau, Brigitte : The Emergence of Kommando politics in Namaland, Southern
Namibia, 18OO-1870, MA Thesis, University of Cape Town, 1982.
Lau, Brigitte : "The Kommando in Southern Namibia 1800-1870", in Saunders,
C. (éd.), Perspective on Namibia : past and present. Cape Town,1983, pp.
Lau, Brigitte : "Conflict and Power in nineteenth-century Namibia", Journal
of African History, vol 27, 1986, pp. 29-39.
Lau, Brigitte : Southern and Central Namibia in Jonker Afrikaner's Time.
Windhoek, Archeia, 1987.
Lau, Brigitte : History and Historiography : 4 essays in reprint. Windhoek,
Discourse/MSORP Publications, 1995.
Marais, Johannes Stephanus : The Cape Coloured People, 1652-1937. London,
Longmans, 1939 [reprint Witwatersrand University Press : 1957, 1968, 1978],
296 p.
Sibree, J. : A Register of Missionaries, Deputations, etc. from 1796-1923.
London, 1923.
Tabler, Eric G. : Pionneers of South West Africa and Ngamiland, 1738-1880.
Cape Town, Balkema, 1973.
Van der Merwe, J.H. : National Atlas of South West Africa (Namibia).
Windhoek, Directorate of Development co-ordination, 1983.
Wannenburgh, Alfred : Forgotten frontiersmen. Cape Town, Timmins, 1978, 194
Wood, Brian (éd.). Namibia 1884-1984. Readings on Namibia's History and
Society. London-Lusaka, Namibia Support Committee et United Nations
Institute for Namibia, 1988.

> there are supposed to be links of some kind between the labour camps set
> in Namibia and the concentration in the 30s.  Hitler is supposed to have
> studied the Namibian experience and learned from it.

The standard Neonazi argument about concentration camps is that they are a
British invention from the Boer war. Certainly the 'bad' imperialists are
always the others.


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