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Faith resources

Prayer for the Genocide in Rwanda

The Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur had specific impacts on some faith communities, meaning HMD has a special resonance for many faiths. HMD can be marked by all faith communities.

About the genocides - Rwanda Audio

About the genocides - Rwanda

Lars Waldorf was a lecturer in Human Rights at The University of York and an expert on the Rwandan genocide. He ran Human Rights Watch’s field office in Rwanda in 2002 and 2003 and covered genocide trials at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 2001.

Carl and Teresa Wilkens Films Life Stories

Carl and Teresa Wilkens

Carl Wilkens was the only US citizen to stay in the Rwandan capital of Kigali during the 1994 genocide. This interview explores the story of how he, with the support of his wife Teresa, chose not to stand by when the Hutu extremists aimed to wipe out the Tutsi presence from the country.

Appolinaire Kageruka Life Stories

Appolinaire Kageruka

Appolinaire Kageruka was 24 years old, and working as a teacher, when the Genocide in Rwanda began in 1994. In this film for HMD 2014 Appolinaire tells us about his journey of escape from the genocide.

Jean B. Kayigamba Life Stories

Jean B. Kayigamba

The following testimony was written by Jean Baptiste Kayigamba, a survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda. Please note that the views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of HMDT.