Leroy Cool Meets A Genuine Holocaust Survivor


Hi there, or perhaps I should say hello, dere. Iím back in the UK again. Itís the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, and would you believe there is a survivor of that outrage?


 


Excuse me, arenít you Beatha Uwazaninka?


 


Beatha Uwazaninka-Smith. Yes.


 


I saw you on the BBC ten years ago.


 


Oh.


 


I think itís terrible the way your Tutsi culture was destroyed.


 


Yes, it was.


 


I know some of us American blacks make a lot of noise about slavery, but thatís history. What happened to you though, that is in our time.


 


Yes, it was terrible.


 


I gather you work for the Aegis Trust now.


 


Yes. Combatting intolerance, so that genocides will not be repeated.


 


Hmm. What would you say was your greatest contribution to that so far?


 


Marrying a white man.


 


???


 


What was that about those who cannot remember the past being doomed to repeat it?


 

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