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Rwandan Genocide Victims Learn Lessons From Yad Vashem

The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem (Photo: Wikipedia)

Rwandan delegates from the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and researchers from the International School for Holocaust Studies joined together for a seminar hosted at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Rwandan leaders hope to create a similar learning center to honor the lives lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

The Rwandan delegation was taken on a tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, met with Holocaust survivors, we shown the work being done by the Holocaust Archive and Conservationists, and met with the head of the museum and top researchers in order to see firsthand the education work the institution has carried out over the years.

Holocaust education was stressed in the seminar, particularly so that the Rwandans can use the educational tools developed by Yad Vashem to help build and strengthen the collective memory of the Rwandan genocide, and so that the Rwandan delegation can use Yad Vashem as an example of how to build an effective and meaningful memorial and center of learning.

Learn more about the Rwandan genocide here.

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