Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa

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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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  • this is the most interesting place in Addis Ababa that all the people lives in the world must visit it. Because it shows the scarification of the people for there freedom.  more »
  • Though it was established in memory of red terror, there are many situations that are controversial since there are issues raised by historians and other community parts in the country. I doubt its...  more »
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  • Nice museum of historical importance to visit. Entrance is free but a donation box is near the exit. Plenty of English signs, so not necessary to have a guide to go there.
  • Important to have a place to remember the people who suffered.

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