Living History: Anton von Wietersheim

TopicDie Namibische Geschichte
am Beispiel einer Familie deutscher Herkunt
Presented byAnton von Wietersheim
LanguageGerman
Date5th March 2019
TimeAt 6pm
PlaceSwakopmund Museum Lecture Hall

On Day the 5th of March at 6pm Anton von Wietersheim will present a lecture about the History of his family in Namibia at the Swakopmund Museum. The speaker will be presenting in German.

As always the entrance is free of charge, as a contribution to the Scientific Society & Museum we kindly ask for a donation.


The Topic

The first forefather of the Namibian von Wietersheim family was sent to the then German South-West-Africa as a member of the colonial armed forces in 1904 and established the family, now living in Namibia in fifth generation, in 1913.

The talk narrates the history of the country interwoven with the stories of the consecutive generations of the family – from colonial times to the present. It covers the participation in the colonial war, the consequences of the South African rule for the German-speaking citizens, and the various efforts towards liberation, up to the participation in determining the future of independent Namibia as well as in the new Namibian government.

Finally, a glance is cast towards the younger generations and their future.

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