Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa

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#2 of 19 in Museums in Ethiopia
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 .
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  • The museum is a very small Museum off the main square with some exhibits. Really, however, you will only get the full experience with one of the guides giving you a tour and explaining the exhibits as...  more »
  • This site was not on our original itinerary though it should have been. Covers the period of communist rule in Ethiopia which was extremely cruel and oppressive. Made all the more memorable as our ver...  more »
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  • 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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