The Rwandan army was not known to possess these weapons, but the RPF had them at least since May By the time it reached the capital weeks later, most of the Tutsis there were dead. A key difference with Rwanda is that the Shoah, the Nazi Holocaust, occurred amidst the fog of war on a continental scale, before the electronic revolution in communications, while the Rwandan genocide was centered in one small country within the full glare of television.
Yet for all the differences, I found the echoes impossible to ignore. The writer is founding director of the David S.
In this sense, Netanyahu was correct. The people behind these Rwandan exhibits are struggling with the difficult question of how to help us grasp the urgency and immediacy of events receding inevitably further into the past.
I also found the quiet, the edgy calm I had read so much about in postwar Germany. But the president did not see any compelling reason to intervene.
Many people forget today that the enthusiasm to prosecute war criminals in Germany grew as the years passed and their numbers dwindled. The differences are too many to enumerate.
Genocide… is now a word of our time, too, a heinous reality that calls for a historic response. He threw his support behind the withdrawal proposal, and the UN Security Council voted to pull out almost 90 percent of the 2, peacekeepers.
Instead, Europeans and Americans extracted their own citizens and the UN peacekeepers quietly withdrew. Two SA single-use launchers were also found in a valley near Masaka Hill, an area within range of the airport that was accessible to the RPF.