Genocide Memorial

gen⋅o⋅cide

–noun-

the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.

And, that is just what we saw yesterday when we went to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Part memorial part museum the center sits on a site where 250,000 people are burried. The mass graves there are a constant reminder of the cost of human ignorance.  Walking through the exhibit you can see human skulls that have been crushed in and hear first hand acounts of the events that transpired as well a view other mass killings that have happened all over the world. The main purpose of the center is to educate people on what really happened ensuring that it never happens again.

Alex

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  1. Jodi Judd

    Oh my Gosh… how horrible. Hi Alex, I’m Sophia’s aunt. Has she shared the book, Left to Tell with you? If not, ask her about it. It’s a woman’s first hand account of surviving the genocide over there. A truly AMAZING story! I’m so proud of you kids for doing such good things. These experiences will have profound effects on you and those you help! Keep up the great blogging!

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