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Rwandan Genocide

Case Study: Rwandan Genocide


When: April 6, 1994 – July 15, 1994

Where: Rwanda, Africa


  • Perpetrators: Hutu-led government and Hutu extremists
  • Targets: Tutsi Minority Ethnic People, Moderate Hutus


  • 800,000 dead
  • 550,000 refugees and 350,000 internally displaced people

Learn More:

News Articles:

BBC: Rwanda Outgrows its Genocides Orphanages

The Guardian: My Neighbor Murdered Nearly All of My Family, but Now We Are Friends


The Last Survivor (22:39 mins)

A Good Man in Hell: General Roméo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide (11:33 mins)

Eyewitness Testimony: Alison des Forges (2:39 mins)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Rwanda Video Gallery: Video testimony from genocide survivors, relatives of perpetrators, UN peacekeepers and international community members.


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