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 shows the memorial flame holder, lit at the beginning of commemoration week every year by the President. Diplomats who visit Rwanda almost always visit this memorial to pay their respects and lay a wreath. Through the symbolic memorial gardens and the museum exhibition narrative, Gisozi conceptualizes Rwandan history as three phases: a unified past, a descent towards genocide during colonialism and independence, and the rebuilding of the nation after 1994.
January 3, 2013
Property of Jordan Broutman
Jordan Broutman, “Gisozi Memorial,” Rwandan Genocide Memorials, accessed August 13, 2022, https://rwandanmemorials.omeka.net/items/show/37.