Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre

Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre is one of six genocide museums in Rwanda. Five thousand people were killed here in the Catholic church.

Ntarama Genocide Memorial
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Ntarama Genocide Memorial
Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre is located in Rwanda
Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre
Location within Rwanda
Established1 June 2004 (2004-06-01)
LocationNtarama
Coordinates2°06′35″S 30°22′26″E / 2.1097°S 30.374°E / -2.1097; 30.374
TypeGenocide museum

LocationEdit

Ntarama is located in Bugesera District. It is an hour's drive south of Kigali, the national capital and the largest city in the country.[1]

Zaza and Sake are just to the south and Kibungo and Nyamata. Nemba Airport is close.[2]

OverviewEdit

 
Shelves of skulls

Ntarama's former Catholic church is now a memorial site. Five thousand people were massacred there on 15 April 1994 during the Rwandan genocide.[1]

This memorial centre is one of six major centres in Rwanda that commemorate the Rwandan genocide. The others are the Murambi Memorial Centre, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and others at Nyamata, Bisesero, and Nyarubuye.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Remembering Rwanda's genocide, Catherine Wambua, 1 July 2012, Al Jazeera, Retrieved 2 March 2016
  2. ^ Ntarama, LatLongWiki, Retrieved 2 March 2016
  3. ^ Sites mémoriaux du génocide : Nyamata, Murambi, Bisesero et Gisozi, UNESCO, Retrieved 2 March 2015

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