The Rwandan genocide and the Holocaust: how survivors can teach one another how to go on

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Twenty-five years ago this month, the Rwandan genocide began. Genocide survivor Eloge Butera was dealing with deep psychological trauma when he came to Canada several years after the atrocities. Not long after arriving in Winnipeg, Butera encountered a group of people specially equipped to help him learn to cope: elderly survivors of the Holocaust. Butera joins Mary Hynes to talk about his friendship with the Holocaust survivors, his eventual conversion to Judaism and his journey to find renewed meaning in life.

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