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“Depressing”
Review of Ntarama Church

Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Kigali
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Owner description: This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying among the aisles and the altar.
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The countless skulls and femurs are proof that the genocide really happened. It takes courage and bravery to visit this memorial.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is another Church here where thousands were killed for their ethnicity. UN was in Ruwanda. No one bothered to intervene.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not far from Nyamata but several kilometres off the main road, is the Church of Ntarama. Here as well a major massacre took place. Inside the Church are some of the bones and coffins of the victims, though most have now been respectfully buried at the site. Adjacent to the Church is a room filled from floor to ceiling with the bloodspattered clothes of the victims, and the former Sunday School room where children were smashed against the wall, and women were burned alive. The site is well maintained in new gardens. As in other sites, photographs in the Churches are not allowed. There is no fee, but do give a donation to help with the upkeep and support the work of the volunteer guides. Well worth the diversion. A poignant reminder of the terrible events of the Rwandan genocide.

Thank AndrewA64
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is not for the feint of heart but it is worth the visit. What happened at this church to the families and children of the region needs to be remembered to protect us against committing similar things in the future.

Thank Brendan K
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The church is quite a way out of town and not that easy for a stranger without a guide to find. However, it is well worth the visit. My wife and I felt that this was emotionally the most significant place in Rwanda that we visited. Whilst one does not want to dwell 'on the past' and we encourage all to 'move on', the historical relevance of this site is important to retain in honour of those that lost their lives during April 1994.

Thank DurbanPearl
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