This Day in History: April 6, 1994

A million people lost their lives during the one hundred day Rwandan Genocide.

(CW: Rape, murder, extreme violence)

A cemetary outside of Kigali, Rwanda. Victims of the 1994 genocide are buried here (Photo credit: Ricardo Mazalan/AP).

Twenty-seven years ago today, a genocide officially began. By the time this genocide wound down, upwards of a million people had been killed, their bodies discarded in mass graves in a small African nation that few in the West had heard of previously. In 1994…