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ENTERTAINMENT/ ARTS/ LITERATURE => Arts & Music => Topic started by: Ayinde on February 27, 2004, 09:39:06 AM

Title: Colonial Past Confronts Germans
Post by: Ayinde on February 27, 2004, 09:39:06 AM
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Colonial Past Confronts Germans

By Max Hamata

THE United Evangelical Mission (UEM) has launched a Namibian documentary film and photo exhibition to educate the German public on the country’s colonial history in commemoration of the Namibian genocide 100 years ago.

Entitled, "Erinnert Namibia! Mission, Kolonialismus und Freiheitskampf" (Remember Namibia! Mission, Colonialism and the Struggle for Liberation), the mobile exhibition will run over 12 months at 19 church centres across Germany in memory of the 100th anniversary of the German genocide in Namibia.

"It was the first genocide in the 20th century, when 90 000 Namibians were wiped out at the extermination order of General Lothar von Trotha. People – women and children – died in concentration camps in Swakopmund or in the desert while fleeing, but still Namibia is only remembered as a tourist destination, with an attractive wilderness and German architecture by German visitors," said Bishop Zephania Kameeta who is the current head of UEM. Continue... (