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“Good Museum... A little Sad”

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

The museum is relatively small and very new. I enjoyed walking around and learning about the history.

Some things were a little much for me due to its violence content (mostly because the things done to those people were crazy and unnecessary). It kind of made me sad.

Thank R J
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Those who would like to see the atrocity done by the Derg regime in 1970s, this museum clearly shows how many innocent young Ethiopians were massacred. This will give a big lesson from having this kind of atrocity in the future by any regime or country. A must see Museum located at the heart of the city.

1  Thank amha_z
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Newly opened, it is the only museum in Africa I have visited so far that meets European standards. Impressive!

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a small museum, but important to include in your itinerary. Our visit was extraordinary as we had a tour guide/docent who had been imprisoned by Mengetsu for eight years and had many first hand stories to tell. He was fascinating and brought the whole period into a focus that we would not have otherwise understood. We say "never again", but have we learned?

Thank EHFWashingtonDC
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Inaugurated in 2010, this museum is located near Meskel Square at Bole Road. It is free of charge, but donations are possible. It shows the cruelties of the 1970s and 80s and displays some helmets, uniforms, but also impressive objects that were owned by victims of the regime.

1  Thank Irisg286
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