Our Walls Bear Witness
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum projected wall-sized images of the escalating genocide in Darfur onto its 15th street facade during Thanksgiving week 2006, marking the first time the national memorial's exterior was used to highlight contemporary genocide. The program, "Darfur: Who Will Survive Today?", is a unique and highly symbolic Museum project produced in association with DARFUR/DARFUR to draw attention to the continuing crisis in Darfur.
On November 20, 2006, there was an opening event featuring the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Andrew Natsios, as well as eyetwitness accounts from Nesse Godin, Holocaust survivor; Omer Ismail, a Darfurian refugee; and Clementine Wamariya, a survivor from the Rwandan genocide.