Tuesday, November 1st: Germany’s Two Genocides: From the Herero to the Holocaust

  • Posted on: 12 October 2016
  • By: BetteBenson
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A talk on Germany’s two genocides will be held on Tuesday, November 1, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Ave, St. Paul, Conservatory.

This program focuses on parallels between the genocide of the indigenous Herero people, perpetrated in Namibia by Germany’s Second Reich in 1904, and the Nazi Holocaust three decades later. Restitution from the German government has been sought by the Herero, in a 2001 case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court; by Holocaust survivors and their descendants; and by the State of Israel. Current cases are also in process in the United States. These landmark cases will be discussed and the contributions of these reparation cases to international law will be addressed.

Speakers are Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide; and Rachel Carlson, J.D. and Rebecca Heard, Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellows in Human Rights and Law at World Without Genocide.

Open to the public; no reservations necessary. $15 public, $10 students and seniors, free to Mitchell Hamline students. 2.0 clock hours for educators.  $45 for 2 standard CLE credits (pending).

Co-sponsors: Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee, and the Germanic-American Institute.