“If we do not talk about it, if we do not remember, then the world will never know. And that has made me speak about it.”

—Henry Meyer, Holocaust Survivor

Rwanda Commemoration

The Power of Presence:
Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide
20 Years Later

Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 pm
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for An Evening with Carl Wilkens. Carl will discuss his experience as an eyewitness to the Rwandan genocide and his dedication to making these atrocities an event of the past.

As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his family to Rwanda in 1990. When the genocide began in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by friends, his church and the US government. Carl was one of the few Americans to remain in the country. Venturing out each day into streets filled with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry soldiers and armed civilians to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city.

“Stories are our most powerful weapons…they have the potential to end a fight with two winners.”

RSVP to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at (513) 487-3055 or kmorris@holocaustandhumanity.org.

Educators: To learn more about how you can bring Carl Wilkens’ story and the history of the Rwandan genocide into your classroom, join us for an educator workshop that same evening at the National Underground Freedom Center beginning at 4:30pm. Click here for more information or contact Alexis Storch at 513-487-3055 or astorch@holocaustandhumanity.org.