Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, Butare

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Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, also known as the Murambi Technical School, represents the largest of six establishments in Rwanda to remember the country's genocide. Learn how the Tutsi were overrun in 1994 and about 45,000 were murdered by the Hutu Interahamwe militia. The massacre occurred after the Tutsi spent several days hiding in a school and defending themselves with stones. The following year, a memorial was established. You can now see a site containing mass graves as well as a genocide museum. Consider carefully if you want to take children to the site, as the museum exhibits skeletons and mummified bodies of victims. The museum also presents a children's memorial and an exhibit on the history of genocide around the world. PutMurambi Genocide Memorial Center into our Butare itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you want a deeply authentic & informative memorial experience, this is the place. You must brace up for it though. 
    If you want a deeply authentic & informative memorial experience, this is the place. You must brace up for it though.  more »
  • I don't really know what to say about this place. I saw many of the memorials in Rwanda, and this was the most affecting by a long way. I don't get affected badly by much but I didn't have the... 
    I don't really know what to say about this place. I saw many of the memorials in Rwanda, and this was the most affecting by a long way. I don't get affected badly by much but I didn't have the...  more »
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  • Heartbreak, outrage, deceit. The memorial is a profoundly moving experience and an opportunity to share in the grief of thousands. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the whole memorial site is well developed and kept.
  • Very poignant reminder of the events that happened here. Guide was very useful. These events must be learned from and remembered.

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