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Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre

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Address: Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda
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Description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is...
A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones in the genocide go to remember and grieve. No entrance fee; donations gratefully accepted.
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Very depressing. I cried when I got to the children section.

It is free to visit but polite to make a donation. They also have sections on other countries Genocides such as Jewish, Armenian, Cambodians, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is free to visit but polite to make a donation. They also have sections on other countries Genocides such as Jewish, Armenian, Cambodians, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Liked: Great establishments to keep records for future generation. Dis: it takes you in and when I visited I noticed several teary people/tourists after they have been through the "Genocide journey"

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Regina, SK, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

To appreciate the resilience of the Rwandan people, a visit to the Memorial Centre is a must. Take your time and read through all the testimonials and history. We were truly moved.

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Kalomo, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

As many others, I can only recommend a visit to the memorial as part of your visit to Kigali. The place succeeds in delivering detailed information about the atrocities as well as give the historical background of those awful events without taking sides in the conflict. The flow of information is perfect as it follows the chronology of the events.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This memorial should be on everybody's list to visit. It is a place to pay respect to those who were killed and an opportunity to become fully educated about what happened. As asked on the guided tour, what is your role in genocide? That question has had me thinking a lot recently. I paid the $15 for the guided tour... More 

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Waldheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place serves as a moving memorial about what happened to the people of this beautiful country. Unimaginable what man is able to do to his own fellow. As we have a dear friend who lost her parents and siblings in the genocide, we felt moved in our hearts with pity for the millions of victims. We pray that all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A 'must do' when visiting Rwanda. Take your time and take it all in. The exhibits are very detailed and very moving...be prepared for the impact it will have on you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It is tough (specially the last part) but they show you everything whahat happend, free with tips at the end

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

To see what happened in Rwanda 21 years ago like yesterday, and compare it to the level of recovery in the country, you can only say God's ways are not ours. Everybody must visit this memorial centre to say no more genocide in the world. No one deserves to go through this level of pain. May God bless Rwanda!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The centre describes the terrible events of the genocide of 20 years ago. This is a place every visitor to Kigali should see, but it is not an enjoyable experience.

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