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German Massacre of Hereros 1904: German Massacre of Hereros
11.8.1904: German Massacre of Hereros
In the "cauldron battle" at Waterberg near Windhuk in what is now Namibia, the Hereros tribespeople experienced a crushing defeat by German colonial troops. Of approximately 80,000 tribe members, fewer than 20,000 survived their uprising against German domination. Most died on an arid plain, the exits of which had been sealed off by the Germans. The revolt had begun in January. The Hereros raided German farms, depots, railway tracks and trading posts. They were protesting their economic and social suppression by their white colonial masters. On 2nd October 1904 Lieutenant General Von Trotha issued a proclamation according to which every Herero living within German boundaries could be shot dead.
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