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By Volker Langbehn,Mohammad Salama

More than part a century sooner than the mass executions of the Holocaust, Germany devastated the peoples of southwestern Africa. whereas colonialism might sound marginal to German historical past, debatable new scholarship compares the acts of this era with Nazi practices at the japanese and Western fronts.

Examples of crucial learn carried out at the "continuity thesis" during the last 5 years, the chapters during this anthology debate the connections among German colonialist actions and the habit of Germany in the course of international struggle II. a few argue that the country's domination of southwestern Africa gave upward thrust to perceptions of racial distinction and superiority at domestic, contributing to a nascent nationalism that blossomed into nationwide Socialism and the Holocaust. Others stay skeptical, and each side are well-represented. members merge Germany's colonial earlier with debates over the country's id and heritage and examine its colonial crimes with different eu ventures. matters mentioned diversity from the denial or marginalization of German genocide to where of colonialism and the Holocaust inside Germany and Israel's postwar family members. Authors additionally examine the legacy of genocide in either Europe and Africa.

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