Burial Place

The mass graves are laid in three main rows. Since 2001, more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried at the memorial. Every year, more people are brought to the memorial for a dignified burial as the remains of victims in unmarked graves continue to be uncovered around the country.

Wall of Names

The wall of names is dedicated to those who died in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The work is still in progress. Many of the victim’s names have yet to be gathered and documented and many of the victims who rest in the graves are unknown.

Today the Genocide Archive of Rwanda uses audio visual techniques to preserve testimonies and gather an archive of victims’ names which is being used to complete the wall of names. You can view the archive’s Victims’ Database at www.genocidearchiverwanda.org.rw.

wall of names of victims

Gardens of Reflection

The memorial gardens provide a place for quiet contemplation about the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi. They allow visitors to reflect on how we all have the personal responsibility to prevent discrimination and mass atrocity. The gardens include the following sections:

  • Gardens of Unity, Division & Reconciliation
  • The Rose Gardens
  • The Garden of Self Protection
  • The Provinces of Rwanda Garden
  • The Flower of Life Garden
  • The Forest of Memory
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