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Rwanda Genocide Survivors Cope With a Personal Calvary During Easter Week

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

In this Easter week, I find myself reentering American society after spending two weeks in Rwanda. I have been there many times in the last ten years, but never without work on the agenda.

Easter Memories and Miracles Are Testimony for Rwanda 1994

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Beauty, love and remembrance are the ultimate legacy of 1994. And so, too, is my beautiful adopted Rwandan daughter who has found the path to reconciliation.

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.