Jewish Students from Europe Discuss Parallels Between Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide
By Judith Latham
11 May 2006

Rwanda massacre

Several representatives of the European Union of Jewish Students recently returned from Rwanda, the central African nation where in 1994 an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in the space of 100 days. Most of the dead were Tutsis, and most of the perpetrators of the genocide in Rwanda were Hutus. Despite the pledge of “Never Again,â€? following the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews in Europe during World War II, the world watched – and once again failed to act – as the Rwandan genocide unfolded.