museum | orphans

Orphans of the Rwanda Genocide portrayed the heroism and ongoing struggles of survivors to meet basic needs, pursue their educations, and heal the traumas they experienced in April 1994 when, in the course of 100 days, Hutu militias killed at least 800,000 men, women, and children. The genocide touched every corner of Rwanda, forever scarring the country. Today, survivors of the genocide are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

Jerry Berndt’s world-renowned photographs, along with first-person testimonials from survivors, offered powerful insights and unforgettable images.