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8 Stages of the Rwandan Genocide

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The Rwandan Genocide
April 7, 1994 through July 15, 1994
Classification
Stage 1
- The Tutsis were being killed by the Hutus
- The Tutsis were considered natural rulers by the Belgium colonists
- The Hutus were a group of Bantu speaking people that made up the majority of the Rwandan population
- The Tutsis were put into a position of power and authority
- The Tutsis were considered better because they looked more like the Europeans
Symbolization
Stage 2
- There was no specific symbolization in the Rwandan Genocide
- The Hutus used the characteristics of the Tutsis to distinguish them from others
-Tutsi people tend to be taller and have lighter skin than Hutus
- Every Rwandan was given an identity card that says your name, age, and ethnicity
Dehumanization
Stage 3
- Tutsis were referred to as trees, snakes, and cockroaches
- These names were given to make the Hutus feel as if there is a reason to kill them
- There were radio stations that were created simply to express hate towards the 'cockroaches'
- Tutsis were denied higher educations and positions in government
Organization
Stage 4
- The majority of the organization was done by the "hate radios"
- The radios spread the word about the Tutsis and how they needed to be eliminated because they held a position of power
- Hutus set up road blocks were anyone identified as a Tutsi would be killed on the spot
- Radio stations would spread the word as to were the Tutsis were located
Polarization
Stage 5
- This is one of the biggest signs of terrorism in all of the Rwandan Genocide
- Due to the T.V stations, radios, reporters, and people on the streets it was as if the Tutsis were invisible
- The Hutu wanted to kill all Tutsi people no matter what gender or age
- Hospitals, schools, and stadiums were targeted
Preparation
Stage 6
- Soldiers, officials, and politicians bribed people to kill the Tutsis for them
- Like many of the other stages, the hate radio was one major help
- The radio stations forced the people hear where the Tutsis were and why they needed to be eliminated, this only grew the hate towards the Tutsi people
Extermination
Stage 7

-Tutsis were killed with grenades, bats, and machetes
-500,000- 1,000,000 people were killed
-The Tutsi people dieing were most likely being killed by people they knew
-Tutsi's were given the option of buying a bullet so they could be shot to death instead of tortured a much quicker and less painful option
Denial
Stage 8
- Instead of a genocide it was referred to as a civil war
- After the 100 day genocide about 2 million Hutus fled to neighboring countries to avoid punishment
-Council members refused to classify the mass killing as a genocide
- Corpses in the streets were covered with banana leaves to hide them from pictures by photographers in the air.
Bibliography

-"GENOCIDE - RWANDA." GENOCIDE - RWANDA. Peace Pledge Union Information, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. <http://www.ppu.org.uk/genocide/g_rwanda1.html>.

-"History of the Genocide in Rwanda." History of the Genocide in Rwanda. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <http://www.trincoll.edu/~thyde2/rwanda_history.htm>.

-"Rwandan Genocide." World Without Genocide. William Mitchell College of Law, 2012. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. <http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/rwandan-genocide>.

-"8 Stages of Genocide in Rwanda." Justinp928. N.p., 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. <http://justinp928.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/8-stages-of-genocide-in-rwanda/>.
By Lauren Gervais
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