LOCALITIES ARE LISTED BELOW GENERAL INFORMATION
The Republic of Namibia is a large mostly-arid country in southwest Africa stretched along the Atlantic Ocean coast. Most of the country was a German colony, known as German South West Africa, from 1884. During World War I, it was occupied by South African from 1915. Following that war, it became a League of Nations mandate of South Africa, under the name South West Africa. After the Leaque of Nations' demise, South Africa continued to administer the territory although it refused to surrender the mandate to be replaced by a United Nations Trusteeship. In 1966, the United Nations revoked South Africa's mandate. However, South Africa continued to administer the territory until 1990, when it achieved independence as the Republic of Namibia. (Walvis Bay was a British enclave in South West Africa from 1878, administered as part of its Cape Colony. When Cape Colony became part of the Union of South Africa in 1910, so did Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay was administered as part of South West Africa from the time South Africa received the mandate until 1977, when it was detached. However, in 1994, South Africa ceded Walvis Bar to Namibia.)
NAMIBIA - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
In addition, some Jewish burials are on private farms. Source: SWA Scientific Society, Box 76, Windhoek, Namibia.