Not speaking about genocide
Some genocide survivors choose not to share their experiences. Why? To forget, to spare themselves the pain and suffering, to move forward and focus on the future. Others want to protect their children or avoid spreading more hate. Fearing retaliation, not seeing oneself as a survivor and not knowing how to broach the topic are just some of the many reasons.
The individuals featured in the following testimonies explain some of the reasons why people may choose to remain silent.