Carl Wilkens


The Florida Holocaust Museum had the privilege to have worked twice with Carl Wilkens during the Human Rights and Genocide Studies week of our annual Summer Institute for Teachers.


Meeting Carl has been a life-changing experience for both the Summer Institute participants and for Museum staff. His powerful story has been a true source of inspiration. Carl led the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda and was the only American who decided to stay there during the 1994 genocide rather than be evacuated.


He witnessed the atrocities firsthand and in the midst of the genocide tried to deliver help to fellow human beings in need. You can reach Carl through his website at