|The Avega widows, adoptive mothers to the orphans of the genocide|
One hour’s journey South of Kigali, in the town of Bugesera, the Ntarama Church was the scene for one of the genocides’ most brutal massacres in 1994. Five thousand people had sought refuge within the religious confines. All were massacred in a few hours. Grenades, firearms and machetes were used. The remains of their bones entangled to the clothes in shreds coats the Church’s floor, testifying the horror.
Drocelle Nduwimana, widow of the genocide, social worker for Avega, the association of the widows of the genocide, wandering amongst the shelves upon which the skulls of victims are preciously preserved, the only bones to have been gathered up from the floor.
June 2005 – Ntarama - Rwanda.
© Pierre-Yves GINET
|Reference : Rwanda-2005-006|
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