111 years ago, the German colonial army ordered the extermination of the Herero people in what was then “German South-West Africa” – a colony of the German Empire. During summer this year, President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert for the first time called the massacres “genocide”. The Federal Government now also talks about “genocide” in this context, albeit somewhat reluctantly. The descendants of the victims expect an official apology from the German government, their immediate inclusion in the German-Namibian reconciliation talks and that all human remains taken by Germany be returned. On the occasion of the international Colonial Reparation Day on 12 October, 5pm, Eine Welt Netzwerk Hamburg e.V. hosts a talk with Kavemuii Murangi (re.) and Jefta Uaravaera Nguherimo (li.) (OvaHerero/ Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute, ONGI), and Jürgen Zimmerer (University of Hamburg). They will discuss the genocide, the struggles for recognition and reparation, and current developments in Germany and Namibia.
“Not about us without us!”
Herero-genocide without apology and compensation?
- Dr. Kavemuii Murangi, director und founding member of the OvaHerero/Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute, ONGI
- Jefta Uaravaera Nguherimo, filmmaker, founding member of the OvaHerero/Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute, ONGI
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer, historian (University of Hamburg), head of the research unit ‘Hamburgs (post-)koloniales Erbe’ housed at the university’s history department
The talk is moderated by Anke Schwarzer, Journalist, Hamburg
Translation English >< German will be provided.
Sonnin-Saal at Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft, Trostbrücke 6, 20457 Hamburg
Public transport connections: S1, S2, S3, U1 and U2 to Jungfernstieg; U3 to Rathaus
Approx. 2 hours
Admission is free; donations are welcome
Eine Welt Netzwerk Hamburg e.V. as part of the campaign alliance ‘Völkermord verjährt nicht/No Amnesty on Genocide’