Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rwandan Genocide & Hotel Rwanda

The Rwandan Genocide was a mass killing of Tutsis. In Hotel Rwanda they showed a realistic view of what happened in Rwanda. The Hutus were the ones killing the Tutsis. The Hutus, if you think of social classes, were beneath the Tutsis. The Tutsis were more educated and had more political power. That soon changed over night. The Hutus broke out and started killing the Tutsis. What stuck out in my the most was how they killed and how they talked about them. The "cockroaches" were killed mainly by machetes. If they got away the Hutus had "marked" them for life. The Hutus also went after children because they wanted to take out the Tutsis future. Comparing it to the Holocaust, the Tutsis weren't tortured in camps like Jews were but by down grading and killing them you can say it was the same... a genocide.


Jack Marie said...

Your response was really good. I liked how you explained what happened between the Hutus and the Tutsis. But you really didn't say much about the Holocaust. Just at the end you said so. So I think you could of said a bit more about the Holocaust. But all in all I believe you did a good job on explaining things!
Love ya! :D

Natasha said...

Your picture is perfect. I think we all took notice of how they used machetes instead of guns like most of us would have expected. Your post was also really good.

Shelby E. said...

I agree with Natasha, I like your picture it explains exactly how they were killed. I also like your post. It's sad how they wanted to kill the children just to wipe out the future of the Tutsi's.