Posted: 21 Apr 2023

The Battle of Waterberg where the German soldiers experienced resistance against the suppressive regime of the colonial guard, gave birth to the construction of concentration camps that came to the fore as a result of the General von Trotha Extermination Order decreed in October 1904. Lüderitz was home to one such concentration camp, where eighty (80) per cent of those captured and lured to Lüderitz met their demise. The Association of Nama Traditional Leaders, Ovaherero Traditional Authority and the Ovaherero Genocide Foundation, will host the Genocide Remembrance Day under the theme; “Let the blood of our ancestors fuel our resolve for restorative justice” from the 21st – 23 April 2023 in Lüderitz. The members of the Technical Team, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Mabos Ortman briefed Council today on their programme for the weekend, inclusive of their plans to erect a Memorial Tombstone in honor of the victims at the Shark Island in conjunction with the National Heritage Council of Namibia.