Saturday, March 15, 2014

Genocide Memorial

One of 5 rooms where families have donated pictures of their deceased family members. 

Cement mark mass grave sites just outside the memorial building
How morbidly ironic was it that when people were clubbed to death on the skull the cracks formed in the shape
of a peace sign. 

Everyone here over the age of 20 is either a victim or a perpetrator.  We interact with dozens of people every day without knowing who is who.  The Rwandan people know and they don't seem to let it interfere with how they get along with one another, so I guess neither should I. But it's hard not to wonder…

As one survivor mentioned, "I don't get to see my family anymore, but I see the people on my street who killed them every day."

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