Coverart for item
The Resource Germany's genocide of the Herero : Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers, Jeremy Sarkin

Germany's genocide of the Herero : Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers, Jeremy Sarkin

Label
Germany's genocide of the Herero : Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers
Title
Germany's genocide of the Herero
Title remainder
Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Sarkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Questions relating to human rights are very much in the news, yet genocides in Africa, especially those that occurred during colonial times, are understudied. The history of the Herero genocide has been examined by very few writers and almost no-one from Africa. Sarkin's book deals with the issues from an entirely different point of view, provides new information not included in the existing literature, and proposes understandings from an alternative position. Southern Africa rights (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe): University of Cape Town Press/Juta
  • "In 1904, the indigenous Herero people of German South West Africa (now Namibia) rebelled against their German occupiers. In the following four years, the German army retaliated, killing between 60,000 and 100,000 Herero people, one of the worst atrocities ever. The history of the Herero genocide remains a key issue for many around the world partly because the German policy not to pay reparations for the Namibian genocide contrasts with its long-standing Holocaust reparations policy. The Herero case bears not only on transitional justice issues throughout Africa, but also on legal issues elsewhere in the world where reparations for colonial injustices have been called for. This book explores the events within the context of German South West Africa (GSWA) as the only German colony where settlement was actually attempted. The study contends that the genocide was not the work of one rogue general or the practices of the military, but that it was inexorably propelled by Germany's national goals at the time. The book argues that the Herero genocide was linked to Germany's late entry into the colonial race, which led it frenetically and ruthlessly to acquire multiple colonies all over the world within a very short period, using any means available. Jeremy Sarkin is Chairperson-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, and is at present Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He is also an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and of the State of New York. A graduate of the University of the Western Cape and of Harvard Law School he has been visiting professor at several US universities where he has taught Comparative Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe): University of Cape Town Press/Juta."
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sarkin-Hughes, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • William
  • Herero Revolt (Namibia : 1904-1907)
  • William
  • Genocide
  • Herero (African people)
  • Namibia
  • Namibia
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Genocide
  • Herero (African people)
  • Namibia
Label
Germany's genocide of the Herero : Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers, Jeremy Sarkin
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontcover; TABLE OF CONTENTS; FOREWORD BY THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE HERERO; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; What is in this book?; Why the genocide was committed; German perpetrators and Herero victims; The role of Kaiser Wilhelm II; The relationship of the Herero genocide to the Holocaust; Methodology, terminology and definitions; Chapter One: Aetiology of a genocide; Introduction; The importance of GSWA to Germany; Removing obstacles and luring potential settlers; Reasons for targeting the Herero and Nama land holdings; Strategies to obtain land for settlement and livestock
  • Appropriating Herero land and cattle during and after the warInterracialism, mixed-race German citizens and alcoholism; Teaching the 'Natives' a lesson and promoting Germany's image; Chapter Two: Implementing the genocide: Annihilating 'the African tribes with streams of blood and streams of gold'; German brutalities before 1904; 1904 and beyond: the intent, the order and the extermination of the Herero; The intended meaning of vernichten: a political or military strategy or call for genocide?; The number of Herero killed in the genocide; When did the genocide begin?
  • Was the killing of women and children specifically sought?Conclusion; Chapter Three: Did the Kaiser order the genocide?; Introduction; The Kaiser's personality; The debate about the role of the Kaiser: was he the decision-maker or was he a shadow Emperor?; The Kaiser and the military; The Kaiser's record of brutality; The role of the Kaiser in the colonies; The Kaiser and German South West Africa; Did the Kaiser appoint General von Trotha?; Why the Kaiser chose Von Trotha; Did the Kaiser give Von Trotha a specific genocide order?; Would Von Trotha have kept the genocide order secret?
  • The role of German law in keeping the genocide order secretMilitary culture; Praise and support; Conclusion; CONCLUSION; Introduction; German colonial policies; German South West Africa's unique status among Germany's colonies; German and international politics at the turn of the twentieth century; The aims of the Herero genocide; German state action; The Herero genocide as a precursor to the Holocaust; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Backcover
Control code
ocn796383922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846159374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613772480
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 377248
  • 22573/ctt5zq90
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796383922
Label
Germany's genocide of the Herero : Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers, Jeremy Sarkin
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontcover; TABLE OF CONTENTS; FOREWORD BY THE PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE HERERO; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; What is in this book?; Why the genocide was committed; German perpetrators and Herero victims; The role of Kaiser Wilhelm II; The relationship of the Herero genocide to the Holocaust; Methodology, terminology and definitions; Chapter One: Aetiology of a genocide; Introduction; The importance of GSWA to Germany; Removing obstacles and luring potential settlers; Reasons for targeting the Herero and Nama land holdings; Strategies to obtain land for settlement and livestock
  • Appropriating Herero land and cattle during and after the warInterracialism, mixed-race German citizens and alcoholism; Teaching the 'Natives' a lesson and promoting Germany's image; Chapter Two: Implementing the genocide: Annihilating 'the African tribes with streams of blood and streams of gold'; German brutalities before 1904; 1904 and beyond: the intent, the order and the extermination of the Herero; The intended meaning of vernichten: a political or military strategy or call for genocide?; The number of Herero killed in the genocide; When did the genocide begin?
  • Was the killing of women and children specifically sought?Conclusion; Chapter Three: Did the Kaiser order the genocide?; Introduction; The Kaiser's personality; The debate about the role of the Kaiser: was he the decision-maker or was he a shadow Emperor?; The Kaiser and the military; The Kaiser's record of brutality; The role of the Kaiser in the colonies; The Kaiser and German South West Africa; Did the Kaiser appoint General von Trotha?; Why the Kaiser chose Von Trotha; Did the Kaiser give Von Trotha a specific genocide order?; Would Von Trotha have kept the genocide order secret?
  • The role of German law in keeping the genocide order secretMilitary culture; Praise and support; Conclusion; CONCLUSION; Introduction; German colonial policies; German South West Africa's unique status among Germany's colonies; German and international politics at the turn of the twentieth century; The aims of the Herero genocide; German state action; The Herero genocide as a precursor to the Holocaust; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Backcover
Control code
ocn796383922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846159374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613772480
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 377248
  • 22573/ctt5zq90
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796383922

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...