"In my search for a hideout, I found Jérôme, his legs cut off. I could not leave him in this state. I tried to lift up Jérôme so that we could leave together, but the car of the commune stopped near me. It was full of machetes and other instruments of death. I lay Jérôme down on the ground and ran because a man got out of the burgomaster's car to kill me.
He finished Jérôme off.
I saw this when I looked back to see if anyone had followed me. I will never forget the way Jérôme's face was filled with desperation.
Whenever I think about it, I cry all day long."
Eric, age 13
|A view of the mass graves and the gardens surrounding at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.|