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Genocide in Rwanda

Brejniak Oskar English 9 (1) 2/27/14


Began in 1994 100 days of slaughter 800,000 thousand people dead Thousands of Tutsis survived by hiding in churches, hospitals and offices For the first time the Hutus went into a sacred church and killed all of the people day after day after day

Introducing the Art

This art piece was created in 1996 The image was created by Otto Schimmel He was one of the survivors from the Genocide The art shows how families got separated from each other

Discover Art

This art relates to the Rwanda Genocide because thousands people died and many families were separated from each other Over 800,000 thousand people died that haven't done anything bad in their lives

Visual imagery in Night

Never shall i forget the smoke Never shall I forget the small faces Never shall I forget those flames Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence (Weisel 34) This visual imagery has a huge impact on the author It influences his loss of faith in god This imagery continues to hunt him through all the days of his life

Compare and contrast

The painting in Rwanda shows the tarring apart of families they had no choice and in the imagery of the night it also shows that families would never be whole again The painting is a softer depiction of the loss of family in rwanda, the colors are not harsh. The river is the strong contrast because its in the middle between the two people. In Night the contrast is much darker, harsher and brings the visualization of the use of ugly death.

Motif in Rwanda

In the painting that was chosen to represent a motif it shows the separation of people. The genocide in Rwanda forced families apart both with fleeing or being killed.

Motif in Night

Look at the fire! Look at the flames! Over there! (Wiesel 27) The repetition of fire in Night shows a motif The symbol of the fire starts in the trains and continues in the concentration camps with the use of the crematoriums Its the sign of death and separation

Compare and contrast:

The painting in Rwanda compares to Nights imagery by depicting the separation of people, families, loved ones in many ways. The painting and the description in Night are two different methods of creating memories of both of the genocides.

Work Cited
"Romeo Dallaire - Rwanda Genocide." Rwanda Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. "The Rwandan Genocide." The Rwandan Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. Rwanda Genocide." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2014