Located in near the Tanzanian border, the Nyarubuye memorial photo collection displays the presentation of many genocide artifacts. These artifacts include clothing, weapons, bones, and memories of perpetrator cruelty.

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Nyarubuye: Weapons
The Nyarubuye memorial displays various artifacts and bones from the massacre. Weapons from the massacre are displayed on a long table. The perpetrators used machetes, carjacks, and modified agricultural tools such as hoes to kill their victims.…

Nyarubuye: Victim Artifacts
Victims' clothes sit in huge piles in across from the weapons display. Other piles consist of shoes and other victim artifacts dug up from mass graves. On top of one pile sits a scrap of a racist cartoon from the Hutu extremist magazine Kangura.

Nyarubuye: Bone Displays
The memorial displays bones on several tables following the clothing display. Skulls are displayed in a series of display cases.

Nyarubuye: Decapitated Statue
At the end of the artifact hallways lies a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary. The Hutu killers thought the statue fitted the Tutsi Semitic racial stereotype, further demonstrating the legacy of the identity's racialization over the past century.…

Nyarubuye: Evidence of Crimes
The tour shows visitors other physical evidence from the massacre. One memorable image was of a rock used to sharpen machetes. The marks are still visible nearly two decades later. A storage room where sexual violence occurred is also shown on the…

Nyarubuye: Mass Burial Site
The final part of the tour takes visitors to the Nyarubuye reburial sites. Recovered bodies are reburied with respect every year during commemoration. Purple flowers (a traditional color for mourning) cover the graves. The color purple can be seen…

Nyarubuye: Commemoration Wall and Dedication Site
A cross below the Rwandan flag marks the site of current President Paul Kagame's site dedication speech in 1995. An unfinished commemoration wall lists the names of identified victims. However, this wall is far from complete. As the Rwandan…

Nyarubuye: Artifact and Bone Display
The artifacts are displayed in one long hallway in the former school building of the Nyarubuye church.

Nyarubuye: Latrine Burial Site
Since 1994 mass graves have been uncovered throughout the church grounds and in the surrounding area. Officials and survivors discovered hundreds of bodies in this latrine located near next to the church.
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