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The Genocidal Gaze

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ISBN: 9780814344385 9780814343852 9780814343869 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Wayne State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101055
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The first genocide of the twentieth century, though not well known, was committed by Germans between 1904–1907 in the country we know today as Namibia, where they exterminated hundreds of Herero and Nama people and subjected the surviving indigenous men, women, and children to forced labor. The perception of Africans as subhuman—lacking any kind of civilization, history, or meaningful religion—and the resulting justification for the violence against them is what author Elizabeth R. Baer refers to as the “genocidal gaze,” an attitude that was later perpetuated by the Nazis. In The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich, Baer uses the metaphor of the gaze to trace linkages between the genocide of the Herero and Nama and that of the victims of the Holocaust. Significantly, Baer also considers the African gaze of resistance returned by the indigenous people and their leaders upon the German imperialists.

Shelter from the Holocaust

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ISBN: 9780814344408 9780814342671 9780814342688 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Wayne State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101053
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Shelter from the Holocaust came to fruition as the result of the opening of formerly classified Soviet and Polish archives, determined efforts to interview the last remaining Holocaust survivors, and the growing interest in the histories of displaced persons and migration. Scholars of eastern European history and Holocaust studies, as well as those with an interest in refugee and migration issues, will appreciate this overview.

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