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Reiterdenkmal, Windhoek


Namibia: the removal of a German colonial statue - Reiterdenkmal (24 dec. 2013)


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The Equestrian Monument, more commonly known under its German original name Reiterdenkmal and the name Südwester Reiter, is a statue in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It was inaugurated on 27 January 1912, the birthday of German emperor Wilhelm II. The monument honours the soldiers and civilians that died on the German side of the Herero and Namaqua War of 1904–1907, a situation that caused controversy about its current role in a democratic Namibia that has shed its colonial occupation and gained independence. The bronze statue, without its granite pedestal, is currently in storage in the courtyard of the Alte Feste.
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