Browsing: German colonialism

Colonial and racist thought and action in National Socialism – this (sub)title is the 2019 publication of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial in Hamburg.


The documentary film from 2007 follows the traces of prisoners of war interned in Wünsdorf (Brandenburg) during the First World War – on the basis of voice recordings made under the constraints of the camp.

Drew Hayden Taylor’s play satirically explores the racialization and violent appropriation of an indigenous community in Canada by two white Germans.

Togo, Cameroon, Tanzania, Namibia: The five-part documentary series (the intro linked here forms the first part) visits the areas on the African continent formerly colonized by Germany by force.

Although Germany was one of the central colonial powers in Africa and is today the second largest donor of development aid, there is a lack of comprehensive work on the postcolonial constitution of contemporary German development policy.

“Struggles for Reparations for Colonialism and the Enslavement Trade.” Under this motto, the blog gathered contributions in the form of texts, videos, links or event notes from October 2015 to December 2016.

The practice research project “Places of Memory. Forgotten and Interwoven Stories” takes many, sometimes new, looks at people, places and tours in Berlin. And addresses who and what has not been in focus until now, secures traces that have been hidden or forgotten.

The alliance consists of political activists, scientists and representatives of various civil society initiatives.

The initiative was founded in 2015 and advocates for a critical view of Kassel’s colonial past and present.

The track of the Berlin rapper Matondo is about (colonial) racism in his hometown Berlin, which reaches up to the present, and about resistance.

In the volume by Florian Fischer and Nenad Čupić it is shown that the genocides for which Germany was responsible did not occur only in the middle of the 20th century, but are connected with 500 years of European expansion and exploitation.