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The Parliament building preserves the artillery damage from the genocide inflicted on the complex. The building is another symbolic reminder in the leading role of the genocide in political discourse.

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Another example of local memorials, the Butare University memorial is located on the campus of the southern Rwandan university. The memorial commemorates professors and students who perished. Pictures of the victims have been left by family and…

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The Nyanza memorial lies on the outskirts of Kigali in the Kicukiro district. The memorial consists of a flame holder that burns during the month of April similar to the Gisozi memorial. There is also a wall of names commemorating the Tutsi who died…

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The Habyarimana Presidential Palace preserves the plane crash site that took the lives of President Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira on April 6, 1994. The plane crashed onto the palace grounds. Parts of the plane are preserved.…

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In addition to the seven national memorial sites, every district has a local memorial. Nearly every district experienced intense casualties during the genocide. In some districts these memorials are mass graves. In others the memorial is just a…

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The Kibuye memorial near Lake Kivu. The memorial sits next to the church, the site of a major massacre. Madeline Albright visited the site during her visit to Rwanda in the mid-1990s. The memorial's close proximity to the church demonstrates how the…

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It took me a three hours via a jeep from Kibuye to reach the Bisesero memorial. The Bisesero memorial honors the Tutsi resistance in western Rwanda against Hutu militias during the genocide. Situated on a hill, the memorial includes a winding path…

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The Gisozi memorial is home to the Kigali Memorial Centre. Funded by the British Holocaust memorial foundation Aegis Trust, the site includes a museum exhibition, mass grave sites of Kigali victims, and a series of memorial gardens. The above photo…
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