Remembering the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi and their associates
This tour will take in places of remembrance linked to the Tutsi genocide and focal points for support initiatives that resulted in the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Starting from the memorial to the genocide, it will follow the route of the annual commemorative torchlight procession and end at Galerie Bortier/Bortiergalerij, where the Artemys bookshop hosted the first meetings of Tutsi women survivors.
Belgian colonists stoked disputes between Hutu and Tutsi and thus exacerbated recurring tensions, culminating in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi and the killings of moderate Hutu and of European and Belgian partners. This post-colonial legacy remains a largely invisible part of Belgian history. Some of the tours will include meetings with eyewitnesses.
In cooperation with L-Tour.
Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.