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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  • I agree with the reviews that this is not an optional activity. It puts so much of the recent history into perspective and is impactful even though somewhat run down and dusty. It small and can be.....  more
    I agree with the reviews that this is not an optional activity. It puts so much of the recent history into perspective and is impactful even though somewhat run down and dusty. It small and can be.....  more »
  • The museum works well at setting things out. It is a bit tired looking now, but that doesn't detract much from the overall experience 
    The museum works well at setting things out. It is a bit tired looking now, but that doesn't detract much from the overall experience  more »
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  • The best place to visit while in Addis Ababa
  • Is a place that everyone as a person must never forget !!! Several innocent people died who had nothing to do with the matter. This fact has to be told again and again from generation to generation. Thanks to the people who created this place so that we can all be part of the story. Thank you

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