The reappraisal of a painful history. This is the major aim of Prof. Jürgen Zimmerer’s research project. One way this is to be achieved is by deconstructing the colonial images and reinterpreting them so as to lend a voice to the Herero and Nama photographed without their permission. At an official Senate reception, to which a delegation of Nama and Herero is also invited, Zimmerer presents the latest project, in which young artists from Namibia and German historians are to work together. And an important point is also articulated: It is not only about reappraising events, but also officially recognising them as genocide.
Series created by
Gisela Graichen and Peter Prestel
Prof Dr Jürgen Zimmerer