GERMANY'S GENOCIDE OF THE HERERO, Kaiser Wilhelm II, his general, his settlers, his soldiers

: Sarkin (J.)

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276 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town & London, 2010


Jeremy Sarkin argues that Germany's extermination of the Herero in 1904 was an intentional and calculated campaign designed to rid German South West Africa "of a formidable and land-rich people in order to cement Germany's status on the colonial stage and provide the German state with a cultural outpost to accomodate its growing population." He concludes that the policy "was nothing short of genocide." (page 244)

Jeremy Sarkin is admitted to practice as an attorney in the United States and South Africa. He was Senior Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Hofstra University in New York and Visiting Professor of International Human Rights at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston.