Genocide Against the Tutsi

Case Study: Genocide Against the Tutsi


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

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

USC Shoah Foundation: In 2013, the Visual History Archive expanded beyond the Holocaust for the first time, taking in 64 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Conducted in the United States and Rwanda in two languages – some in English, others in Kinyarwanda – the Rwandan collection was assembled in collaboration with Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial, with additional support provided by IBUKA. While USC Shoah Foundation recorded 15 of these testimonies, Kigali Genocide Memorial staff in Rwanda recorded the remaining 49.

The Last Survivor (22:39)
(Click to watch, 22:39)
A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide (11:33)
(Click to watch, 11:33)
Eyewitness Testimony: Allison des Forges (2:39)
(Click to watch, 2:39)


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