September 24, 2018

Podcast:Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre

One of the mass graves at the Kigali Memorial Centre (photo credit: www.kigalimemorialcentre.org)

One of the mass graves at the Kigali Memorial Centre (photo credit: www.kigalimemorialcentre.org)

In this 20-minute podcast from the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, I speak with two of the staff that work there: One, a survivor of the 1994 genocide, who now guides visitors around the memorial, and another from the Aegis Trust in the U.K.

In addition to walking listeners through the exhibition, (documenting the pathways to the genocide from colonial times onwards, the clear warning signs, the role of the international community, the testimony of survivors, and the aftermath for the people of Rwanda) this podcast also touches on the challenges of creating a memorial, and doing education on the genocide in a country desperately keen to move forward and where use of the terms “Tutsi” and “Hutu” is now against the law.

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