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Khorab Memorial
Otavi, Namibia

Date:1930s
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

The Khorab Memorial: a proclaimed National Monument of the place where the Imperial German Forces officially surrendered to General Louis Botha’s Union of South Africa Army on 9 July 1915. The memorial carries a National Heritage Plaque that states: "It was here that the German troops signed their capitulation to the troops of the Union of South Africa on 9 July 1915. The co-signatories of the treaty were General Louis Botha, Governor Seitz and the Oberstleutenant Franke. This marked the end of German rule in South West Africa".

(Namibia 1on1 accessed 2018 09 05)

Transcript of plaque:

THIS MARKS THE PLACE
WHERE HOSTILITIES
TERMINATED IN
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
KORAB 9TH JULY 1915


Writings about this entry

Vogt, Andreas. 2004. National Monuments in Namibia : An inventory of proclaimed national monuments in the Republic of Namibia. Windhoek: Macmillan Education Namibia Publishers. pg 109-111