For decades this topic was ignored and white washed. Until today.
Berlin has officially referred to colonial-era crimes committed by German troops in today's Namibia as genocide. The government has been criticized, however, for holding talks with Namibia without survivors' descendants.
Sure, without any consequences or - Heaven forbid! - compensations, but a first good and important step.
* Because of a resolution of the Bundestag designating the killings as genocide Turkey declared a political ice age.