The Solidarity They Couldn’t Kill: A People’s History of the Haitian Massacre

Amín Pérez, Member in the School of Social Science, examines the Dominican Republic's state-sanctioned massacre of Haitian-born inhabitants, writing:

In October 1937, one of the most atrocious yet least-known genocides of humanity was executed. Between 15,000 and 20,000 Haitians were cruelly killed with machetes and clubs in the border area of my country, the Dominican Republic. Although this massacre has been documented by multiple sources, including the testimony of many survivors and international records, the State has never acknowledged it. Worse still, they have hidden its real history as a way to keep silencing the population of Haitian origins on the Dominican soil up to this day.

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