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Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, Kigali

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Haunting bullet holes on the walls of the main building of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial bear witness to the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. Inside the building, see the exhibit about the genocide and the story behind the slaughter of the soldiers. The backyard contains a memorial site with ten black stone columns commemorating Belgian UN peacekeepers killed on site, while carvings on the columns represent their age. Although small in size, the memorial site creates a powerful and moving message about war atrocities. Put Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kigali trip planner.
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  • Bullet holes have been left in the walls and a detailed description tells the fateful story of the last few hours of the 10 Belgique soldiers who were brutally attacked in the barracks there 
    Bullet holes have been left in the walls and a detailed description tells the fateful story of the last few hours of the 10 Belgique soldiers who were brutally attacked in the barracks there  more »
  • The memorial shows the dark history of Rwanda and belgian soldiers that were killed here. Its very sad that it happened to the UN peace keepers and we should work on promoting love over hate 
    The memorial shows the dark history of Rwanda and belgian soldiers that were killed here. Its very sad that it happened to the UN peace keepers and we should work on promoting love over hate  more »
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  • If you visit Rwanda for tourism, then you just have to visit this place. The story of the events that led to that place further shows how bad the genocide was. The story is saddening. Kudos to the government for making it a tourist site
  • A piece of history. I've never experienced war in my life, but to see what has happened in Rwanda 🇷🇼 Never again! Peace and dialogue and respect for one another is always better . Nobody gets better with wars, it only produces set backs These officers that died in this were very young officers who were on peace keeping duties. These pillars represents each of the fallen soldiers

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