The Kigali Genocide Memorial was opened on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in April 2004 on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. These graves are a clear reminder of the cost of ignorance.
The Memorial is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place for people to grieve those they lost. The site also includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide. In addition, there is a children’s memorial and an exhibition that explores the history of genocidal violence around the world. The connecting Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and form a powerful educational tool for the next generation.
Kigali City Rwanda