In 1904, the herero and nama began a great rebellion that lasted until 1907, ending with the near destruction of the herero people the war against the herero and nama was the first in which german imperialism resorted to methods of genocide roughly 80,000 herero lived in german south west africa at the beginning of germany’s colonial rule.
Beginning in the late 1880s, the germans ruled a colony in south-west africa, which was populated by various groups, such as the damara the nama (namaqua), a group of some 20,000 people and the herero, a group of some 75,000 cattle-herding people, populated the colony any resistance against.
Death toll: 100,000 herero & 10,000 nama the herero and namaqua genocide is considered the first genocide of the 20th century it occurred from 1904 until 1907 in german south-west africa (modern day namibia), during the scramble for africa in 1904 in the german territory of south west africa, today's namibia, german troops led by.
A brutal genocide in colonial africa finally gets its deserved recognition activist israel kaunatjike journeyed from namibia to germany, only to discover a forgotten past that has connections to his own family tree images of survivors of the herero genocide foreshadowed similar scenes from the liberation of nazi death camps (wikimedia commons) by daniel a gross smithsonian. The herero and nama genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment that the german empire undertook in german south west africa (now namibia) against the ovaherero and the namait is considered the first genocide of the 20th century it took place between 1904 and 1908 in january 1904, the herero.
Herero people and german genocide there are powerful links between the herero genocide, the holocaust 40 years later, and the rwandan genocide of the 1990s 16 francis galton, the anti-christian cousin of charles darwin, visited south-west africa in.