23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023
Portrait Roméo Dallaire
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Roméo Dallaire

Roméo Dallaire was born in Denekamp, The Netherlands, in 1946. The retired general lieutenant spent thirty-six years serving in the Canadian army.  As commander of the UN Blue Helmets in Rwanda in 1993 and 1994, he called in vain for a military UN mandate in order to stop the genocide. In 2003 he published ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’, a critical account of genocide.

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Handschlag mit dem Teufel: die Mitschuld der Weltgemeinschaft am Völkermord in Ruanda 
Frankfurt/Main, 2005

Übersetzer: Andreas Simon dos Santos