The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism, by David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen, is the unknown story of the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in Germany's forgotten African Empire - an atrocity that foreshadowed the Nazi genocides forty years later.
David Olusoga is an Anglo-Nigerian historian and producer. Working
across radio and television, his programmes have explored the
themes of colonialism, slavery and scientific racism. He has
travelled extensively in Africa, and has been drawn to Namibia and
its troubled history since the middle 2000s. He currently works as
a producer for the BBC.
Born in Denmark, Casper W. Erichsen has lived in Africa for the last 14 years. He obtained both his Degrees in History at the University of Namibia, devoting much of his scholarship to the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples. He is currently the Director of a Namibian NGO dealing with HIV and AIDS.