"Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum

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"Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum
Established2010 (2010)
LocationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Coordinates9°00′37″N 38°45′48″E / 9.010204°N 38.763230°E / 9.010204; 38.763230
TypeMemorial museum
WebsiteOfficial website

The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to those who died during the Red Terror under the Derg government.[1][2] The museum has displays of torture instruments, skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes and photographs of victims. In free tours of the museum, guides describes the history leading up to the Red Terror (starting from Haile Selassie's 80th birthday celebration), the actions taken toward citizens who opposed the Derg, how the prisoners were treated and how they secretly communicated among each other.[3][4]

The museum also features pictorial history of the Red Terror.[5]

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  1. ^ "Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum". rtmmm.org. Archived from the original on 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  2. ^ Mulugeta, Mesfin. "A visit to the "Red Terror" Martyrs Memorial Museum of Addis Ababa" (PDF). assimba.org. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Emerging scholars: travel seminar to Rwanda and Ethiopia memorials, museums, national and international memory and memorialization" (PDF). beyondgenocide.net. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Mahoney, Anne Louise (ed.). "Documenting the Red Terror. Bearing witness to Ethiopia's lost generation" (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Pourquoi peut-on affirmer que le régime du Derg (1974-1987) fut violent ?" (PDF). www.guebre-mariam.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.

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