The sculpture in this photo depicts the agony of some of the victims. 800, 000 people were brutally killed during the 100 days of the Rwandan genocide. To learn what happened, watch a BBC Online slide show, Rwanda's 100 days of genocide. It tells the story in images and audio.
To learn more, go to The History Place and read Genocide in the 20th century - Rwanda 1994 – 800,000 deaths. If you are not sure where Rwanda is, click on the small map to see a larger one. To examine the causes of the genocide, read the BBC Online article, Rwanda: How the genocide happened.
Photo by Sue Nichols, University Relations, Michigan State University
(Used with permission)
Do you think the genocide in Rwanda could have been prevented? Explain why or why not.