Most of the names above and below were identified as Hutu; those who were identified as ethnic-Tutsi are noted as (T) below. Those already recognized as “heroes” in the Gisozi-Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre are identified with asterisks below.

Names                                                             Places

Therese Nyirabayovu                                       Nyarungenge, Kigali

Fredouald Karuhije *                                       Nyamabuye Gitarama

Dr. Wolfgang Blam (FRG) with Dr. Leonard Hitimana (T) Kibuye hospital

Gitabita Nyirantaba                                           Kibuye hospital

Fr. Joseph Boneza (T)  (d. 1994)                      Mibilizi parish

Fr. Ignace Kabera (T)                                      Cyimbogo, Cyangugu

Fr. Dieudonne’ Twakabayiza                            Mibilizi parish

Fr. Ladislas Uzabakiriho                                  Kinzuzi-Mbogo, Kigali

Fr. Baudouin Busunyu                                     Kamembe, Cyangugu

Callixte Ndagijimana (d.. 1994)                       Gitarama, Mugina parish

Fr. Oscar Nkundayezu                                    Kamembe commune Cyangugu

Felicite’e Niyitegeka (d                                    Nyundo Gisenyi

Gabriel Mvunganyi                                          Ngoma-Mbogo, Kigali

Jean Marie Vianney Gisagara *(d. 1994)       Nyabisindu, Butare

Fr. Celestin Hakizamana                                  St Paul’s, Kigali

Sula Karuhimbi *                                            Musamo-Ntongwe, Gitarama

Paul Kamanzi (d. 1994)                                   Muhazi, Kibungo

Fr. Jean-Bosco Muyaneza (d. 1994)               Muhazi, Kibungo

Fr. Jean-Pierre Ngoga (T) (d. 1994)                Kibeho

Fr. Vieko Curic                                               Kivumu

Damas Mutezintare Gisimba *                         Nyamirambo

Innocent Ndamyimana Gisanura *                   Bisesero

Tharcisse Mukama                                           Bugasera

Emmanuel Mugenzire                                       Murabi

Yahya Nsengiyumva *                                     Kigali

Mama Sania*                                                  Kibuye

Silas Ntamfurayishiyali                                     Nyamata

Hadj Bazirake Jumaine                                    Gisenyi

Mwitakuzi Felicita                                          Gihoma

Epimaque Munyiragwe                                    Murama

Etienne Nyangenzi                                            Kigali

Venastia Mukamusoni                                  Kambuye

                                                                Rescuers recognized by IBUKA on 19 July, 2009 

Aza Mukamuoni

Leopold Munyakayanza

Gaspard Kalisa

Edouard Ntabajyana

Wellars Habanabashaka

Mario Falconi                                                             

Muhura Parish

 

Note: This list above is not intended to be exclusive. It represents a tiny fraction of thousands who died or risked their lives in efforts to save Tutsis and others during the 1994 genocide. Hopefully the names and the stories below will discourage readers from thinking about the genocide in dangerously stereotypical terms.

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