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Europe struggles to atone for its colonial evils

At a handover ceremony held in a Berlin church on Wednesday, Namibian officials received the remains of indigenous people killed in their country by German forces more than a century ago.

  • Edited by Max J. Rosenthal and Ruby Mellen
  • By Ishaan Tharoor
  • The Washington Post

The grisly contents included 19 skulls, a scalp and bones belonging to five skeletons, all of which had been been housed for decades on dusty shelves in German universities and museums.

Klos 1aThe remains are a visceral link to a hideous past — what many historians recognize as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Between 1904 and 1908, colonial forces in what was then German South West…

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