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Symposium | Legacies of genocide in Rwanda and Indonesia: A multigenerational perspective

June 12 @ 10:00 - 17:00

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Both Rwandan and Indonesian modern history were characterized by a series of violent conflicts. The most violent episode in Indonesian history was the 1965-1968 genocide while in Rwandan history it was the 1994 genocide. This symposium will explore in a comparative way what the legacies are of both genocides as experienced by descendants of the generation that consciously lived through the respective genocide episodes – as victim, perpetrator or bystander – and the way these descendants cope with these legacies.

KITLV researchers Grace Leksana and Martijn Eijckhof will a presentation on ‘Unofficial memory culture in post-1965 Indonesia’.

Read more on the website of the University of Amsterdam.