The world war II remains a very hot and unforgettable before and after those that have experience it, their mode of atrocities and ways in which the deal with people are still not comprehended.
However rising from upset of punishment and disciplining those who are thought to go against their rules, this was what brought about punishment of Herero and Nama people from the German.
The Herero are those with the spoken language of Bantu, they are cattle rearer, as the result of their business nature they migrated into Nama during the 28 century. Aside from them rearing cattles, they are said to participate in agricultural cultivations as well, they acted fully as part of African and black American.
The complete History
According to history, this group of people were strong and fully equipped for what they did. They had a mixture of Khoisan and Bushmen who lived in the dry, rugged hills around the south and east, and all together made the Bantu- speaking languages with the same system of occupation.
They were said to have lived in peace and love, just as the Fulani loved their cattle and never wanted anything to harm them. If, by any result, their cattle were harmed, they would quickly fight for their restoration, which they usually make so easy, even preferring to have it better than human beings.
Aside from that, they are merciless and far more savage than Khoisan due to their mode of dominance, and they have a different way of communicating with their loved ones, including the cattle. This could be in colours, language, and symbols, but only what they thought the cattle and humans could understand.
In addition to their peaceful adoption, they are friendly with each other and can live peacefully together as well.
The Rise Of Genocide
Referring to the genocide of both the Herero and the Nama people during the British era, this is the killing and destroying of lives, which was estimated to be 80000 in total by German military forces around German South West Africa.
Prior to that, they lived in peace and harmony with both the Damara, the San, Nama, and Ovambo. They served as farm laborers, given instructions on various aspects of farm life, including the taking of their land and cattle.
Little did the Herero population decided to fight back especially those that was led by chief Samuel Mahrero that organized a large number of rebellions against the oppressive German colonial rule.
It was a battle that destroyed much of the British armies due to they were not aware of it or being carried away by the battle in a well organized manner by the Herero and the Nama people as well, it became so severe that the German leaders had to call for the way to give up and surrender to the Herero and Nama people around June 1904 by major Leutwin, major Theodor Leutwin and other of their great leaders as well.
Though major Theodor wasn’ t that great arrange and courageous he was said to have be slow in taking action over the defeat of the Herero and the Nama people which later led to the appointment of a new commander lieutenant General Lother Von Trotha over him to lead the British armies.
The Second Genocide
When Trotha took over power, he had such great influence and courage over the people that he ordered the deaths of every Herero and Nama man. He neglected the negotiations and decided to fight against them to the point that he had to kill between 30000 and 40000 combatants of the Herero armies using several brutal tactics of the Germans.
Most of the Herero managed to escape the Omaheke desert, where they were starved and suffered illness that led to their deaths. They drank water that was poisoned from both the well and the river, afflicted by disease and set in a dangerous situation that became another tactic by which the commander was able to defeat them.
Not until Trotha expanded the violence in a great and aggressive manner and in a bloody shed as well, on October 2, 1904. He strengthened his main action by saying that he would have fired if it had not been put in place.
However, the Herero later restored their stand when the Trotha was defeated by the German government in Berlin and made sure that the Herero returned back to their position and were kept in the concentration camp, but the Nama became stubborn and decided to rise against the German rule in 1905, during which they were killed mercilessly and placed in the concentration camp.
However, all those killed are said to be more than 80, 000 people by the German ruling force.