Graeme Williams/Panos Pictures

Shark Island, Luderitz, Namibia

A view across Shark Island to Luderitz's port. Shark Island, which is now joined to the mainland, was once home to the world's first extermination camp/concentration camp. Between 1905 and 1907 the Germans interned prisoners caught during the Nama-German war on the island. It was reported that by April 1907, 1032 of the Nama prisoners had died. It is believed that as many as 80% of the prisoners sent to the island died.

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Graeme Williams/Panos Pictures
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Shark Island, Luderitz
Country
Namibia
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3543 x 2356 pixels
30 x 19.95 cm (300 dpi)
11.81 x 7.85 inch (300 dpi)
2.0 MB size on disk
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