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Rwanda Genocide Memorial

Ntarama Church - Rwanda, Africa

Rwanda

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5000 people were killed here in 1994, many of them women & children.

The skulls of the victims lined up along the walls of the former church.
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These shelves of skulls kept going on and on, it was emotionally difficult to visit this place.

Bones piled high. A chilling reminder of what happened here.

In 1994, while the rest of the world turned a blind eye, a million people were killed in Rwanda in only 100 days. This ethnic conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis culminated in a massacre of Tutsis that is almost incomprehendable. At this one site alone, 5000 people who gathered at the church for safety were slaughtered as the building was surrounded by Hutus brandishing machetes and grenades. These images may be difficult to look at but I believe that we must remember what has happened in the past to help prevent this kind of violence from ever happening again. Rwanda is such a beautiful country with friendly people, I can't imagine how it ever got so bad there.