Africa: What It Gave Me, What It Took from Me: Remembrances by Margarethe von Eckenbrecher,David P. Crandall,Paul E. PDF

By Margarethe von Eckenbrecher,David P. Crandall,Paul E. Kerry,Hans-Wilhelm Kelling

Africa: What It Gave Me, What It Took from Me is a memoir of a unprecedented lady who, as a newlywed, travelled together with her husband to German South West Africa, a colony located simply above South African at the Atlantic coast. the following they start a farm in a fairly distant region the place they elevate livestock, sheep, and goats and plant huge gardens at the banks of the Omaruru River. They construct a comfy domestic and welcome their first baby. because the von Eckenbrechers work flat out to construct, their farm natives, whose land has been appropriated via the colonial govt, are making plans a rebellion opposed to colonial rule. riot starts off and the von Eckenbrechers are in the middle of all of it. because the uprising strengthens, Frau von Eckenbrecher returns to Germany to attend out the riot. Her husband ultimately returns besides. Frau von Eckenbrecher by no means feels thoroughly at domestic back in Germany. The von Eckenbrechers divorce and Frau von Eckenbrecher returns to South West Africa along with her sons. Her former husband emigrates to Paraguay. Frau von Eckenbrecher finally takes a place in a German language institution in Windhoek, the capital urban, and rears her sons there. In her booklet she chronicles colonial existence, the natives of the colony, how the Spanish Influenza pandemic raged in Namibia, global conflict I in Africa, German quit, and the South African profession of German South West Africa and the eventual ceding of the colony to South Africa. The editors carry the memoir to a detailed with an replace of Frau von Eckenbrecher’s later existence and loss of life, and a brief remembrance from considered one of her grandsons.

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