"The angel of death has descended violently among them" : concentration camps and prisoners-of-war in Namibia, 1904-08

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"The angel of death has descended violently among them" : concentration camps and prisoners-of-war in Namibia, 1904-08

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: "The angel of death has descended violently among them" : concentration camps and prisoners-of-war in Namibia, 1904-08
Author: Erichsen, C. W.
Source: 1 - XVI, 170 (2005)
Publisher: African Studies Centre, Leiden
Issue Date: 2005
Keywords: elektronisch
Namibia; Germany; colonialism; forced labour; prisoners of war; concentration camps
Abstract: Based on archival research, this book deals with the mass killings of peoples (particularly Herero and Nama) and conquest of land by German colonial forces between 1904-1908 in what was then known as German South West Africa (present-day Namibia). Most histories dealing with this Herero-German war at best only make passing reference to concentration camps and the prisoners kept there. The present book retraces the history of the concentration camps, also paying attention to patterns in the way prisoners were treated and what internment in the camps entailed for these people; the history of the Shark Island concentration camp in Lüderitz; and the authorities responsible for the concentration camp mortalities. [ASC Leiden abstract]
ISBN: 90-5448-064-5
Language: en
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4646
 

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