Symposium | Legacies of genocide in Rwanda and Indonesia: A multigenerational perspective
12/06/2018 @ 10:00 - 17:00
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’.