English Rwandan Genocide Facts

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<p>Vincenzo BruzzesiWorld LiteratureMrs. Sorrentino9/16/14Genocide- the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.5 Facts about Rwandan Genocide1. Throughout the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, approximately 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were massacred in the Rwandan genocide.2. There are between 300,000 to 400,000 survivors of the genocide.3. 75,000 of survivors were orphaned as a result of the genocide.4. 40,000 survivors are still without shelter, many whose homes were destroyed in the genocide.5. During this period, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This efficiency of killing was maintained for more than 3 months.NotesAfter Belgium took over the people had ID cards.In 1959 the Hutus rebel against the Belgians and Tutsi.Belgium withdraws from Rwanda. The Hutus fight the Tutsis and Tutsis are massacred. Tutsis were referred at cockroaches.Radio Mille Collines- It is almost time for us to cut down the tall trees. This was code for, it is almost tome to kill all of the TutsisPaul called all of his contacts but no one helpedThe presidents plane being shot down was used to start the genocideHutus were forced to kill their neighbors.They were killed with knives, machetes, and clubs. New government, hutu president tutsi cabinet</p>