Walk of Death, The untold truth of Afrakan Colonial Soldiers
It’s a hidden history that deserves lengthy or lasting memorials. The Walk of Death is one of the horrors of the World Wars and crimes of colonialism that has never been written by white
historians in the world history book for the past 78 years. It happened on the 28. October 1943, when Afrakan Colonial Soldiers were captured as Prisoners of War by the German troops on the 21 June 1942 in Tobruk Libya.
Benjamin Satiba Makgate, born on 01.01.1906, in Boomplaas, Lydenburg, which’s in Mpumalanga province of South Afraka, was part of the 2nd division of the South African soldiers that were conscripted to join the allied forces. In his diary he meticulously recorded
the ordeals relating to the war and how the Afrakan colonial soldiers survived the holocaust as Prisoners of war in Fronstalags/concentration camps 133, 153, 171 and 221 in Europe (Germany, France, Italy) where he remained after capture until the end of the war.
Matilda, author of the Foreign me, is the granddaughter of Benjamin who came to Europe to rediscover the truth written in his diary. Instead she found an intentful removal of her Grandfather’s Division existence in history. It has therefore become her mission to demand
the memorial her Grandfather and his fellow soldiers deserve.
In 2020 Matilda organised a walk in their memory from Alexandra platz to the British military cemetery in Berlin. Poetry, rap, music and Afrikan ritual told the message that these hardships have not been forgotten.
This year we will gather at the Bundestag to demand the
rewrite and decolonization of history by telling the truth that was hidden through white supremacy that is respectful of the culture and spirit of those who have fallen.
In this silent protest chairs representing both the white and Afrikan soldiers will be placed outside the government building to represent their shared struggle but unequal remembrance. A member of parliament will join us to hear our demands and to discuss an
official memorial for these fallen ancestors.
More information, including details from last year, can be found at www.walk-of-death.com or
by contacting the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
27. Okt. 2021
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