Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, Kigali

#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Rwanda
Cemetery · Battlefield
Haunting bullet holes on the walls of the main building of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial bear witness to the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. Inside the building, see the exhibit about the genocide and the story behind the slaughter of the soldiers. The backyard contains a memorial site with ten black stone columns commemorating Belgian UN peacekeepers killed on site, while carvings on the columns represent their age. Although small in size, the memorial site creates a powerful and moving message about war atrocities. Put Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kigali trip planner.
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  • This covers the first few hours of the genocide and how things unfolded. I highly recommend visiting Camp Kigali since this is where the killing of the peacekeepers and Prime Minister happened. The....  more »
  • The site where 10 Belgian soldiers were murdered at the start of the 1994 genocide. Wonderful guide, however some of the wall displays, although numbered, seemed out of sequence. None the less, well.....  more »
  • This Memorial is a testament to post genocide Rwanda and the forceful introspection the Country is taking. It is also a Memorial and caution to the costs of inaction of the international community in the face of genocide. The brave international peace keepers who lost their lives here must be remembered; victims of inaction by the international community and a tragic example of the dual edge of following orders and complying with the directives of international bureaucrats that sometimes leads to success but in this case ensured death. Standing in the space where these soldiers lost their lives is powerful and is required to honor their sacrifice if you visit Kigali
  • I salute your bravery! Rest in peace as we shall remember you!

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