The Prusso-German General Staff and the Herero Genocide

  title={The Prusso-German General Staff and the Herero Genocide},
  author={Lukas Grawe},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={588 - 619}
  • L. Grawe
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • History
  • Central European History
Abstract Historians have examined the Herero genocide in German South West Africa extensively. The role of the Prusso-German general staff has received only rudimentary treatment, however. The following study focuses on the actions of this institution and its chief. Evidence indicates that initially and with varying degrees of success the general staff was heavily involved in German military actions. After the Battle of Waterberg, however, the local military commander, Lieutenant General Lothar… 


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