Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum provides a powerful reminder of the scale of atrocity during the Red Terror massacres under the Derg Regime. Established in 2010 to memorialize the 500,000 victims of the late 1970s violent Marxist political campaign, the museum educates visitors about the events leading up to and including the massacre. Learn the history of the government's assault on its own people through artifacts from mass graves, torture instruments, and a harrowing collection of photographs of those who perished. Some areas include little signage, but a tour guide will add an in-depth history to accompany the displays. Plan your Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Addis Ababa using our Addis Ababa vacation planner .
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum Reviews
First, the museum curators were very professional and helpful. Second, the artifacts at the museum were reminders of what happens when communism takes hold in a country. Each image was a stark reminde... more »
Die auch als Derg-Regime bezeichnete vulgärsozialistische Herrschaft des Mengistu Haile Mariam (großer Freund der DDR!) kostete wohl 500.000 Menschen das Leben! Wer wusste von uns so was? Jeder der au... more »The vulgar socialist rule of Mengistu Haile Mariam (great friend of the GDR!), also known as the Derg regime, probably cost the lives of 500,000 people! Who knew anything about us? Anyone who was even suspicious of being hostile to the regime (enough was enough not to belong to the right tribe or a denunciation of the neighbor) was killed. And that until 1991-so far away, that's not at all. Should all look at each other who see socialism as a desirable alternative.
A museum to visit for those who are interested in knowing the recent past of Ethiopia. Helpful to discover the history of this regime still mostly unknown in Europe. Free entrance but possible to leave a donation.
This museum is a must if one wants to learn about Ethiopia's recent past. The Derg regime is only 30-40 years away. The museum is small, but very effective in conveying the terror which the Ethiopian people faced daily during Mengistu Hailemariam. Be prepared for strong exhibitions towards the end of the tour (human remains).
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