20 years after it began, three perspectives on the genocide in Rwanda

Bates students visit the Murabi Genocide Memorial site in 2009 as part of Alex Dauge-Roth's Short Term course "Learning with Orphans of the Rwandan Genocide." More than 50,000 people were massacred at the site.

Bates students visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial site in 2009 as part of Alex Dauge-Roth’s Short Term course “Learning with Orphans of the Rwandan Genocide.” More than 50,000 people were massacred at the site.

Twenty years ago, the genocide in Rwanda began; 100 days later, “the country was a field of ruins and chaos: No institutions had been spared,” says Alexandre Dauge-Roth, professor of French and Francophone studies.

Three stories offer perspectives on the genocide:

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