Swakopmund Genocide Museum Director mobilizes volunteers to restore unmarked graves


The Director of the Swakopmund Genocide Museum mobilised residents and visitors from all over the world to volunteer in a campaign to restore unmarked graves of the genocide victims.

Laidlaw Peringanda says thousands of Ovaherero, Nama, and San people were killed by German soldiers, while others perished in concentration camps between 1904 and 1908 at Swakopmund.

Peringanda's great-grandmother was a survivor of the genocide, and he recalls the horrific stories she narrated to the family.