Genocide & Lessons Learned:. The Holocaust and Rwanda. Genocide. the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group Examples: Holocaust, Rwanda, Armenians, Bosnia, Sudan. Concentration Camp for Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Points for discussion.
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The Holocaust and Rwanda
Concentration Camp for Bosnian Muslims and Croats
Tutsis- Rwandan tribe, men, women, children (9% of pop.)Comparing Rwanda and the Jewish Holocaust- POPULATION
Rwanda- Ethnic conflict not new. For centuries, Tutsis had mainly been the privileged and ruling class (imposed by imperialism) while Hutus were usually the working class.Comparing Rwanda and the Jewish Holocaust- HATRED
Shooting squads, gassing/crematoria
Hutu villagers- neighbors, friends
Firearms, machetes, and a variety of garden implementsComparing Rwanda and the Jewish Holocaust- METHODS USED
Approximately 800,000 Tutsis in 100 daysComparing Rwanda and the Jewish Holocaust- NUMBERS PERISHED
President Clinton: "We come here today partly in recognition of the fact that we in the United States and the world community did not do as much as we could have and should have done to try to limit what occurred" in Rwanda.Comparing Rwanda and the Jewish Holocaust- U.S. APOLOGIES