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Ben’s Evacuation to Kenya

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Title

Ben’s Evacuation to Kenya

Subject

Genocide -- Rwanda.
Genocide survivors.

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: 4117C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Rwanda.
Tanzania, Kenya.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Location

Tampa, Florida

Transcription

Then, on the eleventh, the French soldiers and the Belgian soldiers started evacuating the expatriates that were in Kigali, especially missionaries and the other people who were working there from Europe or America. So, I tried my best to ask the Belgian major who was in charge of evacuation to put me on the list of the people to be evacuated. It was very hard because they was saying, “No, this not for you, this for the expatriates.” I kept pleading with him and telling that I was working for the American Embassy, that my wife and my children were outside the country, the whole day, trying to ask him to help me put me on the list. At the end of the day, he put me on the list of the people to be evacuated. Then we left the school to the airport in a military convoy and all along the way, in the streets, we were meeting people killing, literally, on the street. And then the fresh bodies, just been killed, until the airport. And that’s how I left Rwanda from Kigali to Nairobi, Kenya.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:16

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Ben’s Evacuation to Kenya,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 13, 2018, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/677.

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