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  • Defying Genocide Defying Genocide

    Whenever genocide has occurred, individuals have risked their own lives to save others. How can their courage inspire us to defy genocide?

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Norah Bagarinka Eyewitness Testimony: Norah Bagarinka

    Norah Bagarinka, a Tutsi, was targeted during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She survived, as many Tutsi did, by running and hiding for more than 100 days.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Jean-Philippe Ceppi Eyewitness Testimony: Jean-Philippe Ceppi

    In 1994, Jean-Philippe Ceppi was an independent journalist based in Kenya. When he heard that the Rwandan president's airplane crashed on April 6, he immediately made his way to Rwanda.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Gen. Roméo Dallaire Eyewitness Testimony: Gen. Roméo Dallaire

    General Roméo Dallaire from Canada was the commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda deployed in late 1993 as part of a peace accord between the Rwandan government and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Alison Des Forges Eyewitness Testimony: Alison Des Forges

    US based-human rights activist Alison Des Forges had worked on Rwanda for years before the genocide began. When violence started in April 1994, she focused all her energy on publicizing the genocide and trying to provoke strong international response.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Mary “Fifi” Mukangoga Eyewitness Testimony: Mary “Fifi” Mukangoga

    Fifi was 16 years old when the Rwandan genocide began in 1994.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Damas Gisimba Eyewitness Testimony: Damas Gisimba

    Damas Gisimba was the director of an orphanage, the Gisimba Memorial Center, in Kigali, Rwanda, when the genocide began in April 1994.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Stephen Rapp Eyewitness Testimony: Stephen Rapp

    Stephen Rapp, a victim of a violent crime as a young man, became a prosecutor, first for the US Attorney's Office, and from 2001 to 2006 at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Clemantine Wamariya Eyewitness Testimony: Clemantine Wamariya

    Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the genocide began in Rwanda.

  • Eyewitness Testimony: Carl Wilkens Eyewitness Testimony: Carl Wilkens

    In 1994, Carl Wilkens directed the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda. His family evacuated when the genocide began, but Wilkens chose to stay to deliver aid to children in need despite the on-going violence.