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  • Sunday 22nd

    May 2016

  • From 02:00 PM

    To 04:00 PM

  • 100 Crescent Beach Road

    Glen Cove, United States

  • Ticket price


Africa to Auschwitz: Germany, Genocide and Denial


May 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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(516) 571-8040


100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542 United States
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Africa to Auschwitz: Germany, Genocide and Denial

HereroSource:National Archives of Namibia

RSVP to Deborah Lom at or call 516-571-8040

Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2 p.m.

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY

A panel discussion about the first genocide of the 20th century and its impact on Nazism. From 1904 to 1908, Imperial Germany murdered at least 80,000 Ovaherero and approximately 10,000 Nama during Germany’s colonalization of Southwest Africa, in the region known today as Namibia. This will be the first time this topic has been presented in the United States, publicaly and with an international panel of experts.

In many ways, this genocide became a proving ground for the Holocaust. Many of the perpetrators became prominent in Nazi Germany, such as Dr. Eugen Fischer, an anatomist who conducted “experiments” at the Shark Island concentration camp and later ran the teaching institute for Nazi eugenics and SS physicians.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Life before European invasion and colonization
  • Resistance
  • Genocide, mass rape and sexual enslavement
  • Concentration camps and human and “racial” “experimentation”
  • Parallels and connections to the Holocaust
  • Long-term effect of the genocide: psychological and social
  • Denial and disenfranchisement
  • Reparations and return of victims’ remains
  • Learning from Holocaust Survivors and their success with reparations

Today, descendants of the genocide continue to fight for official recognition, restitution, and the return of all victims’ remains from Germany to Namibia.

$10 suggested donation to attend. Space is limited. RSVP in advance is required. RSVP to Lara Carignano at (516) 571-8040 or

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