Genocide Museum, Kigali. German genocide of the Namibian Hereros. Established in memorial of the 800,000 mostly ethnic Tutsis killed over 100 days in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the museum looks b
ack to colonial misrule and in particular, the German genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples of present day Namibia from 1904-08. Crushing a rebellion against German colonial rule, Lieutenant-General Lothar von Trotha, wrote: "I believe that the nation as such should be annihilated, or, if this was not possible by tactical measures, have to be expelled from the country." Rwanda itself was a German colonial possession at the outbreak of World War One but fell to Belgian control in 1916. Kigali, Rwanda. 2016/03.
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