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Ideology, physical destruction, and memory
Rémi Korman

Tutsi body in the 1994 genocide  227 generally described as simple ‘peasants’, and the latter as a more calculating, ‘feudal’ class.2 This system of classification was based on stereotypical racial representations, Tutsis being described as tall with thin noses and a lofty bearing, as opposed to Hutus, who were short, stocky, and flat-nosed. The Tutsis were sometimes even described as ‘false negroes’, as Europeans with black skin. This system of classification was the official policy of the Belgian colonialists, and was even extended to identity cards, which stated

in Destruction and human remains