Posts categorized under: Memory and remembrance

German Colonialism, Genocide, and Memory: Politics and an Exhibition

German colonial clock. Photo: Deutsches Historische Museum.
German colonial clock. Photo: Deutsches Historische Museum.

When former German Foreign Minister Joseph ‘Joschka’ Fischer visited the Namibian capital Windhoek in October 2003 he went on record to say that there would be no apology that might give grounds for reparations for the first genocide of the 20th century, which …