The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Rwanda Testimonies

Rwanda Testimonies

The collection of testimonies were collected as part of the “Keeping Memories” project in partnership with the West Midlands Rwandan Community Association.

Over several months, trained student volunteers conducted life story interviews with 10 Rwandan people living in the UK. In telling their stories, participants aimed to promote a better understanding of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and preserve the memories of the Rwandan diaspora. The interviews also explored themes of childhood, legacies of colonialism, prejudice, ignorance, forgiveness and reconciliation, encouraging audiences to think deeply about the past as it relates to the present.

The testimonies are available to view at the reader terminals in the Wolfson Reading Room as full transcripts and video format.

View the full collection record in our Online Catalogue

For more information, please visit the rYico website.

Rwandese refugees arriving in Tanzania, 1994, WL7234

Rwandese refugees arriving in Tanzania, 1994

Copyright UNHCR/24156/07.1994; Image WL7234

Rwandese refugees waiting to cross into Zaire, 1994, WL7230

Rwandese refugees waiting to cross into Zaire, 1994

Copyright UNHCR/24158/08.1994/H.J. Davies; Image WL7230

Rwandese refugees arriving in Zaire, 1994, WL7232

Rwandese refugees arriving in Zaire, 1994

Copyright UNHCR/24162/08.1994; Image WL7232

Rwandese refugees arriving in Tanzania (approximately 250,000 refugees arrived in Tanzania over a 24-hour period), WL7231

Rwandese refugees arriving in Tanzania (approximately 250,000 refugees arrived in Tanzania over a 24-hour period)

Copyright UNHCR/24067/04.1994/P.Moumtzis; Image WL7231