Chronicler of Horrors An Ethiopian Doctor Records the Destruction of His Homeland

Dr. Tewodros Tefera treats men, women and children who, like him, escaped the increasingly brutal violence in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. He records their stories in his little black notebook – and sometimes wishes he were dead.
By Fritz Schaap and Andy Spyra (Photos)
Refugees in Hamdayet: Driven from their homes

Refugees in Hamdayet: Driven from their homes

Foto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 10/2021
SPIEGEL International
Refugees near the Ethiopian border

Refugees near the Ethiopian border

Foto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
Patients in the camp

Patients in the camp

Foto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
Tewodros Tefera: "I never thought that I would fall so far."

Tewodros Tefera: "I never thought that I would fall so far."

Foto: Andy Spyra / DER SPIEGEL
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