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Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Collected by: University of Texas at Austin Libraries, Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Archived since: Apr, 2009


The University of Texas Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative Collection features fragile websites containing human rights documentation and related content from human rights organizations and advocates across the globe. Browse collection by topic, geographic area, language or do a keyword search at

Subject:   Society & Culture Politics & Elections Blogs & Social Media

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Title: Reconciliation in Rwanda - Stories of Rescue


Description: In English, French and Kinyarwanda. In the aftermath of 20th century genocides, many stories that were told by survivors described “bystanders” and rescuers as well as the perpetrators who tortured and killed helpless victims. The survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 catastrophe likewise identified countless individuals who risked their own lives to save others. Increasingly, the stories of heroic rescuers, including many who died as a result of their courageous efforts, are documented and widely appreciated for their educational and inspirational value. The website includes text transcripts of testimonies by survivors.

Captured 2 times between Oct 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--oral history laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--survivor organizations ,  armed conflict and persecution--mass killings laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--testimony

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