Broken Memories: Rwandan Genocide
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Broken Memories: Rwandan Genocide
I will provide links to background information on the novel, Broken Memory by Elisabeth Combres and links to info about the Rwandan Genocide
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Genocide in Rwanda | United Human Rights Council

Genocide in Rwanda | United Human Rights Council | Broken Memories: Rwandan Genocide | Scoop.it
In 1994, Rwanda's population of seven million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). In the early 1990s, Hutu
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This website tells us all about the Rwandan Genocide.  The genocide began because a Hutu plane was shot down. It informs us that the Tutsi were then the ones being killed and people were even going into their houses to take them and kill them. Others weren't even helping them and people were watching others get killed. It even states that 800,000 people were killed in this horrible genocide.

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UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency | Broken Memories: Rwandan Genocide | Scoop.it
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This UNHCR web site is an article that talks about helping the Rwandan refugees and helping people come back to their houses without feeling threatened and without any problems. You can donate to this web site to help out the organization and groups of people voluntarily coming back to their homes. This organization has helped over 56,000 people freely return to their homes. It has also helped Rwanda sign peace treaties with neighboring countries to help everyone stay free and without harm. Many refugees depend on this organization for assistance and dependence. They have been helping everyone out since 2001 and are still helping now.

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Hotel Rwanda

My homemade trailer for Hotel Rwanda. This is one of my better ones I think
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Hotel Rwanda is a movie about a man named Paul Rusesabagina who takes in Tutsi refugees in his hotel because he can't stand to watch them get beat. He has watched them all get taken out on the street and beat in front of many people and no one does anything so he decided to take a stand and risk his life for these people. He is Hutu but his wife is Tutsi and he already took a lot of punishment for that and now he is taking even more. He ends up getting many people from the UN refugee camp and everywhere around. No one knows he is doing this so he has to keep it quiet or else he would be killed. 

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Rwandan School Project

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This Rwanda School Project web site focuses on schooling the less fortunate kids in Rwanda. It is a nonprofit organization in the USA that helps children get the schooling they need without having to pay for it. A Lutheran church has set this up and the founder of this project is Robin Strickler. They offer free English and math classes with separate genders classes so the children will be able to ask questions freely. They try to teach the kids the importance of getting along, and basic skills these kids will need to survive in life and have a better life than they have right now. There are 8 buildings now and they are looking to build this organization more and more with time.

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Rwanda

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In this article, it talks about the background of the genocide and how it was dealt with after. It is stated that they came up with different ways of dealing with the prisoners and how they will be punished for their horrible crimes. They give the background of the Tutsi and how no one liked them. The Hutu rebelled against the old Tutsis and that's how the Genocide began. This article also states the significance of the Genocide and what would have happened if it never took place. It tells us how the post genocide Rwanda is doing and how they haven't really put the government back together fast enough.

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Rwanda

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This article pretty much tells you everything about Rwanda. It tells you that you can't be a tourist there in 1990 because of the government and that they have tried to get tourists to come in more now. It informs us that they have a president for 5 years there and that there is no public schools there. It tells us of the domestic trade and the trading in the area. It says that many people trade food there and mostly women are the ones that are selling it. They say that the main trades are coffee and tea.

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Bamboo People

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What would you do if your mother were hungry and your only option to feed her was to fight in the army? What about if you saw soldiers burning your home and farm while you ran for your life? Wouldn’t you be terrified, like Chiko?
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I chose this novel because it tells us about the hardships that opposing sides are facing in Burma. It tells us that their are two boys who are on opposing sides and have to choose to stay friends or to kill eachother. They both find out new things about themselves and figure out that they are better than they thought, and they can in fact help their country.

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Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda

Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda

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Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda [Elisabeth Combres] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Hiding behind the old sofa, five-year-old Emma does not witness the murder of her mother, but she hears everything.
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Broken Memory was about a girl named Emma watching her mom get killed from people in the Genocide. Her mom pretty much saved her because before she got killed, she told her to hide and come out when the soldiers were gone. Emma then ran to a womans house and the woman took care of her while risking her life at the same time. Emma was having nightmares about her mother getting killed and a doctor wanted to help her out but she wouldn't go to him. Then she met a boy named Ndoli with a dented head that went through the same tragic event. She saw him talking to the doctor and then she went and talked to him. The doctor helped her get over her nightmares and she finally was happy again. She went and visited her old house and got away from the horrible tragedy.

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Rwanda Map

Rwanda Map | Broken Memories: Rwandan Genocide | Scoop.it
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Rwanda is a country that has struggled thoughout the years. They have had past conflicts with the different religions of Hutu and Tutsi. The Tutsis were taken over by the Hutu and that caused the Rwandan Genocide. This created many deaths and many people turning against each other. Rwanda also has tried to fix their schooling systems throughout the years and has finally succeeded in it with help from other countries.

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Rwanda

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In this article, it talks about the different groups of people living in East Africa. They state that 85% of the area is Hutu and 14% is Tutsi the other 1% is Twa. It also says that Tutsi is the frowned upon culture of Africa and they are discriminated. It said that in the Genocide, more than 800,000 Tutsi were murdered. There were many anti Tutsi organizations that took place to show that everyone should turn on the Tutsi. That is stated that it was the main reason for the Genocide.

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