remembered 25 years after the genocide in Rwanda in which approximately 800,000 people were killed, foreign Minister Heiko Maas of the victims and their families.
“The genocide in Rwanda needs to be a reminder for future generations. We all have a responsibility to preserve the memory and to do everything, so that is comparable to that repeatedly stated,” the SPD politician in Berlin. He spoke of a “crime of unimaginable proportions”. In the capital, Kigali memorial celebration will begin this Sunday.
In the spring of 1994 not to have perceived the world community, the warning signs in time, said Maas. Today have developed into the crisis, early detection and prevention.
At 7. In April 1994, the genocide, the representatives of the Hutu majority members of the Tutsi minority and moderate Hutu were killed began. The massacre was stopped after around 100 days, when the exiled Tutsi-based Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and Paul Kagame invaded from Uganda.