Paul Rusesabagina. A hotelier who saved 1,258 people from murder during the Rwandan Genocide (1994). I would only hope that I could have a tiny bit of the courage this soul has if faced with something as horrible as this...
Paul Rusesabagina.In the midst of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, when machete-wielding Hutu extremists murdered 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 100 days, Paul Rusesabagina turned the hotel he managed in Kigali, the country’s capital, into an oasis of safety. His actions, which saved the lives of 1,268 refugees, inspired the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, in which he was memorably portrayed by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle. But in his recently released memoir, An Ordinary Man, Rusesabagina rebuffs…
On October 31, 2005, Mr. Paul Rusesabagina helped present Partners In Health with the 2005 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the BFM Building in Geneva, Switzerland. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Paul Rusesabagina.
Oprah talks to Paul Rusesabagina, who saved more than 1,200 lives and inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, about his experiences during the Rwandan slaughter of 1994, survival, and resolving conflict with words.
The Rwandan Civil War was completely nuts – conservative estimates suggest that over 800,000 people were killed in the span of just 100 days. Yet in the midst of this ridiculous insanity, one man – Paul Rusesabagina – managed to overcome the odds and save the lives of over a thousand people without even so much as lifting a firearm.
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography book by Paul Rusesabagina
"An Ordinary Man" by PAUL RUSESABAGINA and Tom Zoellner. One man's courage. Far from ordinary. I would proud to be as 'ordinary' as he. Paul Rusesabagina (born 1954) is a Rwandan humanitarian known for hiding and protecting 1,268 refugees during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rusesabagina