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Hiding in Rwanda During the Genocide

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Title

Hiding in Rwanda During the Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Rwanda.
Genocide survivors.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Binyenzi Schadrac, a Rwandan Survivor. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-11-18

Contributor

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Relation

G36-00041
Tape number: 4116B

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Rwanda.
Tanzania.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Location

Tampa, Florida

Transcription

In 1993, exactly March 1993, I saw what was happening in Rwanda. There was killings every day and everywhere. People were being killed in their homes or on the street and there was no any legal follow up; there was no law enforcement there. And myself—myself, I was many times a subject of attacks. I have been expelled from my house and I moved to another house—rented a house, actually, in a different area just to hide from the militia groups that were mostly openly the attackers of Tutsi groups and moderate Hutu people. So in ’93 I decided to take my family outside the country, because the situation was getting really very scary. I didn’t know to what extent this situation would be, but I thought, “Let me take my wife and my children outside the country.” I took them to Tanzania, went back to Rwanda to continue working, with two ideas in mind. I was thinking that if the situation gets better, then I go take my family back. If the situation worsens, then I try my best to get out of the country without three children and my wife running with me. At least, I think, that as one person it was easier to struggle than with the whole family.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:52

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Hiding in Rwanda During the Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 21, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/667.

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