Jan-Bart Gewald and Leonor Faber-Jonker contribute to exhibition in Paris about genocide on Herero and Nama

ASCL senior researcher Prof. Jan-Bart Gewald and Leiden University research assistant Leonor Faber-Jonker have contributed to the exhibition Le premier génocide du XXe siècle: Herero et Nama dans le Sud-Ouest africain allemand, 1904-1908 in Paris. The exhibition deals with the genocide on Herero and Nama in German South West Africa (current Namibia) at the start of the 20th century. It shows archive documents, objects and photos and can be seen at the Mémorial de la Shoah until 12 March 2017. Leonor Faber-Jonker is scientific curator of the exhibition, Prof. Gewald has made his archive available and gave a lecture at the opening of the exhibition on 24 November 2016. 

On the photo: From left: Theodor Leutwein, Johannes Maharero or Michael Tjisiseta, Ludwig Kleinschmidt (interpret of German and Nama origin), Manasse Tjisiseta and Samuel Maharero. Omaruru, 1895. © Coll. J.B. Gewald / Courtesy of National Archives of Namibia.

Gewald and Faber-Jonker were interviewed by Radio France Internationale

More information on the exhibition: 'Le premier génocide du XXème siècle, Herero et Nama dans le Sud-Ouest africain allemand, 1904-1908'
Or visit the special exhibition website.

The press kit of the exhibition contains much information.

Leonor Faber-Jonker's MA thesis 'More than just an object': a material analysis of the return and retention of Namibian skulls from Germany received special mention from the jury of the Africa Thesis Award 2016. Faber graduated cum laude in the Research Master in Modern History at Utrecht University.

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