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In 1994, Rwanda's population of 7 million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). Between April and July 1994, at least 500,000 Tutsi were killed when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country's entire Tutsi minority and any others who opposed the government's policies.

Rwanda US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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In 1994, Rwanda's population of 7 million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). Between April and July 1994, at least 500,000 Tutsi were killed when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country's entire Tutsi minority and any others who opposed the government's policies.

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    Defying Genocide

    Defying Genocide

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    Days of Remembrance Discussion with Roméo Dallaire

    Days of Remembrance Discussion with Roméo Dallaire

    Among the events the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held during Days of Remembrance 2010 was an interview by Michael Abramowitz, Director of the Committee on Conscience at the Museum, with General Roméo Dallaire, former commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. General Dallaire spoke about his experiences in Rwanda 16 years ago and the importance of increasing the will and capacity in government to respond to genocide today.

    • 4 min

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