Haus der Kulturen der Welt
|Between 1904 and 1908, German imperial forces perpetrated the first genocide of the 20th century in then German South-West Africa, involving the targeted ‘extermination’ of large numbers of Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama people and the killing of many others. The conference presents the initial stage of ongoing collaborative research and discusses the effects of these colonial crimes. |
The conference presents the first findings of a research conducted by Forensic Architecture/Forensis, together with the Ovaherero/Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation on sites of key importance in the German genocidal campaign around the Waterberg area. An accompanying discussion with representatives from the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama communities organized by ECCHR, explores challenges and shortcomings in addressing Germany's colonial negation and the subsequent renunciation of its duty of repair. The contributors demand reparations, restitutions and redress according to the needs of the affected people within and beyond the existing international legal frameworks.
The conference takes place within the framework of the Investigative Commons. Unfortunately no travel grants are available for this conference. The event will be recorded and shared on the website of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and ECCHR afterwards.
27 June 2023, 5:30 pm
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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