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The Human Potential for Genocide

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Title

The Human Potential for Genocide

Subject

Genocide.

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: 4117D

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Schadrac, Binyenzi

Location

Tampa, Florida

Transcription

I have been thinking very hard to understand why neighbors could decide to kill their own neighbors. Why a human living—why a man or woman can decide to kill another human creature. I never understood. But, as far as the Rwandan genocide is concerned, what I saw is that it has always the action of the leaders, the bad leadership, inciting young people, young people to take action. Encouraging them, giving them means, even giving them rewards. Giving them literally money to kill, and using drugs to get people out of control. That’s what I saw in Rwanda, and basically I can say that nobody took initiative to get up and go kill his and her neighbor without being incited by the leadership, the government that had I don’t know what agenda. I don’t know what political agenda. But it’s a big—it’s a very hard question to answer, why people would get up and kill other people in a very organized way, in a very organized manner. I never understand.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:42

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “The Human Potential for Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/678.