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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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A must visit place that gives you a sense of history and make one wonder how could all this happen just two decades ago.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A must visit place that gives you a sense of history and make one wonder how could all this happen just two decades ago.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This very heavy but honest memorial is a must do if coming to Kigali. This is a respectful yet poignant Centre that walks through the history leading up to, during and after the genocide. Give yourself a minimum of 2-3 hours for this.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I would simply say - go. Be prepared for it, for it is difficult. Rwanda is such a beautiful country, with a real air of vibrancy and progress, It would be entirely possible to come and be charmed - and skip over the ugly past. But you must not. You must go, learn and bear witness. Bear witness to the... More 

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Leiden, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

very impressive. intense vibe. good guides to show you around. its a must see to get a good understanding of the history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This center is set up for tourists to walk through and read or listen to the audio explain the sad history of Rwanda's genocide. There are many photos and a room of human skulls and bones. There are family photos posted which I found quite emotional. Outside are tombs where many are buried. There is a small store on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I felt like I was browsing the history section of a bad travel guide. Unlike Bisesero and Nyamata – which shook my core, aside from a few personal video interviews with victims and a perpetrator, which can probably be found online, and a poignant children’s exhibit of “what might have been,” the Kigali Genocide Memorial was a disappointment. I realize... More 

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Abington, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Return trip to the Memorial. Has a new reception center where you check in and buy audio guides (admission is free) and watch a short video. This building also houses a gift shop that carries a number of excellent books about the genocide. Some are not easily gotten elsewhere. The rest of the memorial is as it has been with... More 

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a great place to visit. It shares the history of the country, where they have been and highlights the great pain the country has gone through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was very emotional and sad to see what people can do each other. However, it was also very heartening to see the reconciliation amongst the people in spite of all the hatred that arose out of genocide, many of the victims have forgiven and decided that revenge will only destroy and chosen to move forward.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Genocide Museum is a living memorial to the hundreds of thousands of citizens massacred in 1994. Through thoughtful pictures, captions, videos, and archives, visitors can learn the history behind one of the world's worst mass killings. Inside the museum is a timeline of events leading up to the 100 days of slaughter as well as clothing, bones, skulls, etc.... More 

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Address: Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

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