Timestream: 1937 Haitian Massacre



Genocide Watch staff have published the thirtieth Timestream in a series of critical genocides in the world. This Timestream covers the Haitian Massacre of October 1937, in which, on President Rafael Trujillo's orders, the Dominican Republic military killed as many as 30,000 Haitians near the Dominican-Haitian border. The massacre was genocidal in nature, as the victims were targeted for their nationality and skin color. The Dominican government has never taken responsibility for the massacre, and no high-level government official has ever been held accountable. Following the massacre, Trujillo instituted a state-sponsored doctrine of anti-Haitianism, the legacy of which is still seen today. See the full Timestream here and view our other Timestreams here.

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