The 73th commemoration of the Holocaust will be marked at the Kigali Genocide Memorial this Friday with a special focus will be on the links between the Holocaust and the Genocide against the Tutsis.
The Memorial, in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel, the German Embassy and the United Nations invited two authors, a German living in Tel Aviv and a Rwandan living in Kigali, to present their joint reflections on reconciliation. Their works of literature should support the idea of “Never Forget” but present at the same time a perspective that includes the generation of the “later born”.
Sarah Stricker is a German author and journalist living in Israel. Representing the later-born generation, she is intensely looking into ways of handling remembrance in a literarily manner. As a German living in Tel Aviv, she stands for the German-Israeli relationship.
After arriving in Rwanda recently she started together with her Rwandan counterpart, the author and artist Odile Gakire Katese, to compose short texts remembering the genocide. Hereby, as a result of their interchange of ideas, a lively connection between the genocide in Rwanda, as well as on European Jews will take root. The short texts will be recited in turn by both authors during the commemoration event.