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USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Rwanda 1994

Introduction to and description of USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

Rwanda

Rwandan landscape: Intensive agriculture

CC BY-SA 2.0; created by  not not phil,US; retrieved from Wikimedia Commons

Rwandan Genocide, 1994

In 2013, the Visual History Archive expanded beyond the Holocaust for the first time, working with Aegis Trust to add sixty-four audiovisual testimonies detailing the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide of 1994. This atrocity claimed up to one million lives over the course of about one hundred days, with government-backed majority Hutus targeting the large Tsutsi minority.

Compiling the Rwandan testimonies for the Visual History Archive has been a collective endeavor conducted in two languages--Kinyarwanda and English--in Rwanda and the United States.