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The Resource The Kaiser's Holocaust : Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism, David Olusoga and Casper Erichsen

The Kaiser's Holocaust : Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism, David Olusoga and Casper Erichsen

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The Kaiser's Holocaust : Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism
Title
The Kaiser's Holocaust
Title remainder
Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism
Statement of responsibility
David Olusoga and Casper Erichsen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia. As settlers began to take over the tribal lands of the indigenous peoples, the Herero and Nama resisted and Germany launched a war of extermination. It ended with the construction of concentration camps, in which prisoners were systematically worked and starved to death. Years later, the soldiers and bureaucrats who had administered the camps, and the racial theories that had inspired them, would play a role in the formation of Nazism. David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen have uncovered extraordinary links between the Nazis and the atrocities committed in Africa under Kaiser Wilhelm. The infamous brown shirts worn by the Nazi storm troopers were colonial uniforms, originally designed as camouflage for the desert sand. The memory of Germany's African empire was revived as inspiration for the Nazi's wartime empire in the European East. Using shocking new archival evidence, The Kaiser's Holocaust is the definitive account of a genocide that was deliberately concealed for a century - a history that modern Germany has not yet come to terms with. Today, as the graves of the victims are uncovered in the Namibian deserts, the re-emergence of the Kaiser's holocaust poses a profound challenge to the notion that Nazi violence was an aberration in European history. (Faber)
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Olusoga, David
Dewey number
304.663
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Erichsen, Casper W
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  • Germany
  • Genocide
Label
The Kaiser's Holocaust : Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism, David Olusoga and Casper Erichsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045927222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571231416
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
Label
The Kaiser's Holocaust : Germany's forgotten genocide and the colonial roots of Nazism, David Olusoga and Casper Erichsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045927222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571231416
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.

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