Another Rivka: from oral history of Holocaust to Rwanda

Gabrielle Spear


Spear (left) with her host sister. (Photo: Gabrielle Spear)

“Sorry,” my host mom said when I found out she survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. The word is a reflex born of a language barrier. Rwandans apologize for nearly everything, but this “sorry” held weight and meaning.
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