Wondrous Words



1. Geneva Convention  The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war. Wikipedia

“She thanks me for the scarf and then tells me of a newspaper article questioning why the German troops aren’t following the Geneva Convention in their treatment of the Herero and Nama prisoners.”


2. Shark Island


 “Many of their leaders were executed for treason. Others were shipped off to Shark Island after a few months here. The ones who remain in Swakopmund are forced to work in the icy waters of the Atlantic, hauling rocks to build a better harbor.”


 Shark Island Concentration Camp or “Death Island” (Konzentrationslager auf der Haifischinsel vor Lüderitzbucht ) was a concentration camp on Shark Island off Luderitz, Namibia used by the German empire during the Herero and Namaqua genocide of 1904–1908. Between 1,032 and 3000 Herero and Namaqua men, women, and children died in the camp between its opening in 1905 and its closing in April 1907 WikipediaImage


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