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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.

Henriette Mutegwaraba Easy to read Life Stories Life Stories

Henriette Mutegwaraba

Henriette Mutegwaraba was born in 1972 in the Butare province of Rwanda. Her parents were farmers and owned land. She was the firstborn of the family and had two brothers and three sisters. She says that life was ‘not too bad’ before the Genocide. She was 24 when the Genocide in Rwanda took place.

Adrien Niyonshuti Films Life Stories

Adrien Niyonshuti

Adrien Niyonshuti is an Olympic Mountain Biker for Team Rwanda. He survived the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, but lost many of his family and loved ones. He was the flag-bearer for Rwanda in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Life Stories

Clare

Genocide survivor Clare lost her family in the violence which engulfed Rwanda in 1994. She was repeatedly raped and left mutilated after being left for dead in a killing pit. Here she describes her experiences.

Beatha Uwazaninka Life Stories

Beatha Uwazaninka

In this testimony, survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda Beatha Uwazaninka talks about life before 1994, and how she survived 100 terrifying days of Genocide. She explains how she sees Rwanda today, and what she thinks about forgiving the people who killed her family.

Freddy Mutanguha Life Stories

Freddy Mutanguha

Freddy was 18 when the Genocide in Rwanda began. Only he and his sister survived from his family. In this testimony Freddy describes how his family were killed, and how he survived.