Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

By Dan Pine Thursday, April 28, 2011

To Mike Abramowitz, the Shoah was one shoah too many. That’s why the former Washington Post reporter now heads the Committee on Conscience, established by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. His mission: alert the world to emerging crimes against humanity, wherever they may take place. (more…)

Yom Hashoah begins at sundown May 1. We consider it our duty to not just remember those so savagely deprived of life and liberty in the Shoah, but also never to forget the horror of a modern nation creating factories of death with the same cool precision it applied to building automobile factories. We want to make that collective memory the foundation for preventing future genocides. (more…)

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) removed Peter Erlinder as the defense counsel for a Rwandan genocide convict. The US lawyer was sanctioned because he failed to show up at a hearing of his client, Major Aloys Ntabakuze, last month. (more…)

By Joe Stumpe (AFP)

WICHITA, Kansas — An octogenarian Rwandan went on trial in Kansas Tuesday, accused of lying about his role in the 1994 genocide in his home country to secure US citizenship. (more…)

By Rohan Viswanathan–April 24, 2011

All throughout my elementary and middle school years, I was educated on the numerous genocides of the 20th century: the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur. I was told to look at these events as the worst acts of inhumanity ever committed; however, these events all took place after the Armenian genocide. (more…)

I studied post-conflict development and the aftermath of civil war and genocide during my junior year in Rwanda and Northern Uganda. It was an incredibly eye-opening, transformative and at times difficult experience. I lived with host families while living in both countries. (more…)

By Oscar Kabatende

Last week was dominated by the last three days of the national week of remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Contemplating the barbarity systematically meted out on a section of Rwandans in a bid for extermination even for a paltry seven days out of 365 is no small matter. (more…)