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Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculée Ilibigiza, will be in Perham next week to share her remarkable story of faith, hope and forgiveness in the face of anger, hatred and horror. Submitted photo

Forgiving the unforgivable: One survivor’s incredible story

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“I heard the killers call my name.

They were on the other side of the wall, and less than an inch of plaster and wood separated us. Their voices were cold, hard, and determined...

There were many voices, many killers. I could see them in my mind: my former friends and neighbors, who had always greeted me with love and kindness, moving through the house carrying spears and machetes and calling my name.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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