Rwandan Holocaust Survivor Tells Her Story In New Book ‘Left To Tell’


In April of 1994 in Rwanda, the horrific scenes of one of history’s most tragic events unfolded before the eyes of an innocent college girl visiting her family over Easter break. Immaculee Ilibagiza spent 91 days hiding in a preacher’s 3’x4′ bathroom with seven other women, listening to the stories of her family’s slaughter and country’s holocaust. This courageous woman weathered a storm of obstacles and conquered them all, turning torture into triumph. Miraculously, she was LEFT TO TELL the story of how she overcame her hatred and created the strength to let it bloom into forgiveness. And so, Immaculee’s autobiography is titled LEFT TO TELL (Hay House March 2006).

“There are people I left behind that I must help. I hope to return to Rwanda as often as I can to aid in restoring hope to the hearts of genocide survivors, especially the orphaned children,” she says. Therefore, Immaculee and her publisher, Hay House have established a foundation to help others heal from the long-term effects of genocide and war. All proceeds from donations of “Left To Tell” bracelets and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Left To Tell Charitable Fund, an organization that helps the children of Africa build better lives. The bracelets will be available for a donation on the Left to Tell website, http://www.lefttotell.com.

Via PRNewswire

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