Can we only imagine the indignation a contemporary series using a similar approach to the Holocaust would have raised? If the BBC had decided to broadcast the story of a woman who, having believed all her life to be a survivor of the Holocaust, discovered that she was, in fact, one of the victims of the attacks by Allied forces that the German people suffered during World War II?
1994-2021! Can you believe it's 27 years already? Yes, 27 years have now passed since the start of Genocide against the Tutsi in which an estimated one million women, men, and children were brutally massacred. Of them were both my parents, three sisters and countless members of my extended family. I survived. Like most of you readers, i ask myself what to do with this bonus gift of life? Well, that is a question!
In an attempt to add some meaning to my survival, I created this blog 6 years ago to serve as a space for reflection on justice and memory after this tragedy.
A team of genocide survivors launched on Monday this week, a new website designed to serve as a central database of names, photographs, and brief biographies of over one million people murdered […]
Mu magambo asa no kwishongora, Bishop Rucyahana yasobanuye imvugo ye yafashwe nko gukomeretsa abarokotse Jenoside..
The extradition of a genocide convict, Vincent Murekezi, yesterday, marks the beginning of a long-overdue obligation of Malawi—a southern African country that has been criticized for sheltering genocide fugitives for more […]
Today, January 27th, 2019 marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. At this occasion, I suggest you watch this incredibly inspiring story of a Holocaust survivor sharing how he survived after 3 years […]
When my family and 1 million more Tutsi were being hacked by machetes in Rwanda, the United States refused to intervene because preventing genocide was not a ’’ National Security’’ matter. From now on, that will not be a valid excuse anymore…
Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University – in collaboration with a Rwandan therapist and genocide survivor – have taken a close look at the genocide against the Tutsi people of Rwanda almost a quarter of a century after it occurred. The children of Tutsi survivors who weren’t even born at the time of the slaughter are among those most affected by trauma, according to the new Israeli study, which has just been published in the journal Psychiatry Research…
Abarokotse jenoside bakomeje kwamagana ibyatangajwe na Musenyeri John Rucyahana ari nako benshi bibaza ikibyihishe inyuma. Mu nyandiko yasohotse mu kinyamakuru Igihe.com mu mpera z’icyumweru gishize Rucyahana yavuze ko “bitumvikana uburyo uwahigwaga ariwe […]
“We have over 27,000 Genocide convicts and many of them are yet to show remorse and apologize to the families of the victims, only about 6,000 (22.2 percent) have apologized
One of the most inspiring survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, Reverien Rurangwa, got married yesterday in a colorful ceremony in Kigali. Rurangwa rose above incredible adversities to live almost […]
2019 is just around the corner. The number of our readers continues to expand and our commitment to challenge injustice and indifference grows even stronger. I believe that each and every aspect […]
History, unfortunately, does repeat itself. Two thousand years ago the Romans laid siege to Carthage, killing more than half of the city’s residents and enslaving the rest. Hitler attempted to annihilate the […]
Sula (Zula) Karuhimbi, who died Dec. 17 at the impressive age of 106, lived her whole life in the village of Musamo in central Rwanda, where she is celebrated as a hero. […]
Today is World Human Rights Day. Right now, the rights of genocide survivors to get adequate and prompt reparation remains in limbo. This is obviously in stark violation of article 8 […]
Today December 07, 2018, marks the 70th Anniversary of the 1948 Genocide Convention. This same day was designed, the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of […]
I read many books about the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi and this is definitely another must-read book. Originally published in French as La femme aux pieds nus, The Barefoot woman is a new English translation of a moving story about a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the genocide. The author, Scholastique Mukasonga, refuses to let her family’s story be forgotten. Click to read the summary of the book as written by The New York Times’ Parul Sehgal early this week.
Mu myaka 25 ishize, imihango yo kwibuka abazize jenoside yakorewe abatutsi yagiye ihindura isura uko umwaka ushize undi ugataha. Abacitse ku icumu n’imiryango irengera inyungu zabo ni na ko bagiye basa n’abahezwa […]
French judges have rejected a bid by survivors of Rwanda’s genocide to reopen an investigation into claims that French troops were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people they had promised […]
According to the article that appeared on BBC today, the Netherlands’ state-run rail company NS has agreed to set up a commission to compensate Holocaust survivors for transporting Jews to a Nazi transit camp.
Isn’t this another stark reminder that we, the survivors of Genocide against the Tutsi , need to keep calling for reparation against those who made the extermination of over 1 million Tutsi possible? The list is too long: The Government of Rwanda and its donors, IMF, World Bank, a dozen French and Belgian banks, countries such as France, Egypt, South Africa, UK, China, …that sold weapons to Rwanda during and slightly after genocide, despite the UN arm embargo in 1994…
Now try to answer this question: Should Israel, the state that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust recognize and acknowledge a genocide when it happens to other people? Mass graves where […]