Genocide http://nhpr.org en Rwanda: Twenty Years Later http://nhpr.org/post/rwanda-twenty-years-later <p>It’s been two decades since the hundred-day mass slaughter, aimed at the country’s minority Tutsi population, and Rwanda is starting to see success in economic growth and public health. We’re talking about how far the country has come, the struggles it still faces, as well as ongoing soul-searching by Rwandans and the international community.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Politics/Faculty/Erik-Cleven.htm">Erik Cleven</a> – </strong>assistant professor in the politics department at Saint Anselm College. His research includes ethnic violence and conflict transformation, and he spent time in Rwanda and Burundi in 2005 as part of a project with Quaker Service Norway to promote post-conflict dialogue.</li><li><a href="http://dummy.stephenkinzer.com/"><strong>Stephen Kinzer</strong></a> - author and journalist, who has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents. His books include "<a href="http://stephenkinzer.com/2013/09/a-thousand-hills-rwandas-rebirth-and-the-man-who-dreamed-it/">A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It</a>" in 2013.</li><li><strong>Augustin Ntabaganyimana </strong>– a refugee from Rwanda who came to New Hampshire in 2000. He was Program Manager at a refugee resettlement agency in the state, but recently moved to DC where he founded the company <a href="http://www.multilinguallinks.com/">MultiLingual Links</a>, which works in N.H. and Baltimore.</li></ul><p></p><p></p><p><strong>LINKS</strong>:</p><ul><li>Rwanda observes the <a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-07/many-its-confronting-presence-past-rwandans-observer-20th-anniversary-genocide">20th anniversary</a> of its genocide</li><li><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13431486">quick BBC explainer</a> on how the genocide happened</li><li><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/why-paul-kagame-doesnt-give-a-damn">report on an interview</a> with Rwanda's controversial president, Paul Kagame</li><li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/world/europe/colonialism-bloodshed-and-blame-for-rwanda.html?ref=rwanda&amp;_r=0">colonialism &amp; the Rwandan genocide</a></li><li>an <a href="http://healingandrebuildingourcommunities.org/">organization </a>working to heal and rebuild Rwanda's communities</li></ul><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46741 at http://nhpr.org Rwanda: Twenty Years Later Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories http://nhpr.org/post/holograms-preserve-holocaust-survivor-stories <p>New research by historians at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals the shocking scope of Hitler’s final solution that led to the death of an estimated 15-20 million people and the imprisonment of millions more. It’s an incomprehensible number—42,500 Nazi concentration camps, ghettoes, and labor sites were created leading up to and during World War Two. &nbsp;</p><p>The average age for a Holocaust survivor is 79-years-old, and their carefully documented personal histories may just become that—a record. A new project is working to preserve their first-hand accounts as holograms for museums to educate future generations about the Holocaust. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:25:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23175 at http://nhpr.org Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories Traveling Auschwitz-Birkenau Exhibit Stops In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/traveling-auschwitz-birkenau-exhibit-stops-nh <p>A <a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2013/auschwitz_exhibit.htm" target="_blank">new exhibit</a> that takes a closer look at what happened at a notorious Nazi death camp opened at the <a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/" target="_blank">New Hampshire State Library</a> today.</p><p>The exhibit, which is traveling the country on loan from Poland’s <a href="http://en.auschwitz.org/m/" target="_blank">Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum</a>, includes a set of 31 posters featuring photos of the horrific conditions at the death camp.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:16:42 +0000 Amanda Loder 23049 at http://nhpr.org Traveling Auschwitz-Birkenau Exhibit Stops In N.H.