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The First Genocide Of The 20th Century

Join Professor Fatima El-Tayeb of UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department for a discussion of the 1904-1907 Herero and Nama genocide that Germany undertook in German South West Africa (modern-day Namibia) against the Herero, Nama and San people.

Considered the first genocide of the 20th century, it was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment to combat the anti-colonial resistance of the indigenous people of Southern Africa.

Dr. El-Tayeb will also discuss the ongoing struggle for reparations from the German government.


This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation

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