Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero–Nama Genocide, 1904–1908 and 1918

@article{BomholtNielsen2017SelectiveMB,
  title={Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero–Nama Genocide, 1904–1908 and 1918},
  author={Mads Bomholt Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={315 - 330}
}
This article examines British officials’ perceptions of, and degree of involvement in, the Herero–Nama war and subsequent genocide in German South-West Africa in 1904–1908. By examining contemporary British correspondence on this event and comparing it to the British ‘Blue Book’ of 1918, the article shows that British officials were far more interested in retaining stability than in the suffering of Africans in German territory at the time of the genocide. Nevertheless, by 1918 they used this… Expand
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