Nyamata: Religious Symbols

Title

Nyamata: Religious Symbols

Description

The Nyamata memorial displays recovered religious and secular artifacts at the church's altar. On one side rests the church's cross. Knives, machetes, Tutsi I.D. cards, and other weapons are displayed alongside the cross. On the other side of the altar the memorial presents artifacts from victims. These include non-religious items such as wallets and pipes and religious items such as rosaries and crosses. This presentation contrasts the church's perceived sanctity with the instruments of the massacre.

Creator

Jordan Broutman

Source

Jordan Broutman

Date

January 8, 2013

Rights

Property of Jordan Broutman

Files

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Collection

Citation

Jordan Broutman, “Nyamata: Religious Symbols,” Rwandan Genocide Memorials, accessed December 1, 2022, https://rwandanmemorials.omeka.net/items/show/14.