The Rwanda genocide memorial sites are spread all over the country commemorating the Rwandan genocide of 1994, where over 800,000 people were killed in a space of 100 days starting in April 1994. The centers have exhibits of remains, photographs, and personal belongings like clothing, and shoes of the genocide victims. The genocide centers act as a reminder of the evil act of genocide and an appeal that it should never be repeated in Rwanda or anywhere in the world. It is also a place of solace, mourning, and a link for survivors with their dead relatives and friends. People come over at different times throughout the year but more especially during the national mourning time in April of every year.
Discovering genocide Memorial sites in Rwanda is so amazing to travelers who are interested in genocide and will be allowed to explore different sites where the victims of the genocide were buried. Tourists will tour different genocide sites as they learn what exactly happened and probably caused the Rwanda 1994 genocide.
The different genocide memorial sites that you’re likely to discover while on Rwanda genocide tours are described below:
Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Memorials
These two genocide memorial sites are located approximately 30km from the capital Kigali, and they showcase displays of the most ferocious massacres that happened in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994 and even before that. These two sites were actually churches and the contents inside them are a big reminder of the brutality that happened in those places back in 1994.
Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
There are 3 permanent exhibitions on this site one is the children’s memorial, the other exhibits documents about the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and then an exhibition on the true history of the genocide. There are mass graves with approximately 259,000 people at this site.
The Nyanza or Kicukiro Memorial site
This site commemorates the murder of over 10,000 Rwandan civilians that occurred at Ecole technique official. This museum properly documents the murders and stresses how the international community disserted the local people of Rwanda.
Gisozi Rwanda genocide memorial site
The Kigali genocide memorial site is one of the prominent genocide historical sites in Rwanda. The memorial site was put up in honor of over 2,500 remains of people who were killed and buried at the site during the genocide which was against the Tutsi.
The other genocide memorial site in Rwanda is called the Murambi genocide memorial site situated in the southern part of Rwanda in the town called Murambi. You are free to make bookings for the Rwanda genocide memorial site whereby you will be guided to all of the above-highlighted sites. Come and learn the genocide history and know what transpired during this time.