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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 536 0611
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The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by...

The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.

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As stated by the other reviewers this is an important memorial. The apartheid struggle for freedom and equality did not spare the children.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

As stated by the other reviewers this is an important memorial. The apartheid struggle for freedom and equality did not spare the children.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A visit to Soweto cannot be done without a visit to the Hector Memorial. It is alive with history and the difficulties that needed to be undertaken to free the oppressed. really enjoyed it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nice memorial not far off the Mandela and Tutu homes. Relevant to the history of the struggle. A must

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

An imposing memorial erected on the honour of a young boy, who lost his life during freedom struggle. The memorial is nicely maintained and has lots of symbolism like olive trees for sign of peace, water as the tears of the parents etc.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This memorial triggers a lot of emotion, from the standing pillars, running water, to the large rock all depicting the struggle and riots which led to Hector Pietersons death.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We visited the memorial. It was great to see the children are still visiting a hero of Freedom for South Africa. There was so much information of that day. Not evening knowing this ever happen was moving. I was thinking that I was in high school just as they were. I was moved that they were fight for education of... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I thought this was a lovely monument to the lives of children and families impacted by Apartheid. The symbolism was impressive. The water for tears of the parents, the trees planted to represent peace and the stones in defense of our humanity. This monument is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. We happened to be there when... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive monument, well maintained and lots of symbolism. The olive trees around it have been planted as a sign of peace. The water are the tears the parents of the young people have shed and the stones in the pond tell us the students only had stones to defend themselves against the police.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

In as much I am not much into history visiting the site really shows the braveness of the youngsters who fought hard for their liberations

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The Soweto Uprising was crucial in the fight against the Apartheid regime. Visiting the memorial is “To honor the youth who gave their lives in the struggle for freedom and democracy”.

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