Sophie is from Rwanda. She was born in Kigali and was living there with her family when the genocide began in 1994. Sophie’s father called his children together and told them: ‘All I can say is go find refuge, go find where to hide, but wherever you'll be, keep praying. If we happen to meet, we'll pray together." Unfortunately this was not to be; Sophie’s father, two brothers and a niece were all killed.
Sophie managed to survive the genocide and sought refuge in the UK. Today she lives in London, has three children and works as a nurse. She is also supporter of HMDT's work: ‘I want people to learn from the past and move on and do right.’ In 2014 she told her story to an audience of over 400 people at the HMD 2013 Commemorative Event and has shared her story with MPs at the House of Commons. #RefugeesContribute
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To mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Ivor shared his story with animator Gemma Green-Hope as part of our Maker Makers project. They discussed family, memory and hope – and how the lessons of the past can shape our future.