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Dorjan Rice
Dorjan Rice • 38 weeks ago

Shark Island is a small island located off the coast of Nambia. It’s the site where over hundred years ago the Germans held a concentration camp which was also known as “Death Island”. Shark Island Concentration Camp is something like other African tragedies that is omitted from history Over 10,000 African people from the Herero and Namaqua tribe were killed between 1905 to 1907. At the time Nambia was under the German empire

  • Cordell
    Cordell • 23 weeks ago

    Then after WWI THE French took over their Africa colonies and the Germans women inter - married with the Black French Soldiers. Their off springs were called those Rhineland Bastards. Shortly after that speech, where he said he would get rid of all of them, the nazi party won the election and took power. The first thing he did was to sterilize all of them. They are members of the untold people of Hitler's concentration camps along with Black Servicemen that were captive. They told stories of how bad they were treated but the Rhineland Blacks were treated worst.

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