Sunday, November 14, 2010

Over 45,000 people visit “Red Terror” Martyrs Memorial Museum

 Source: waltainfo
Addis Ababa, October 13 (WIC) –More than 45,000 people have reportedly visited the “Red Terror” Martyrs Memorial Museum over the past seven months.
Museum Administrator, Yohannes Gebre Hiwot told to WIC that 2,000 of the visitors are foreigners, while the remaining are Ethiopians, including students.

He said the “Red Terror” Martyrs Memorial Museum was established to remember Ethiopians who were massacred by the Derg regime.

Moreover, the museum was established to implant the spirit of unity, peace and tolerance among the new generation, Yohannes indicated. 
The museum consists of photos and bodies of the victims, weapons used by the fascist Derg regime, as well as documents, and newspapers remembering the victims.

According to Yohannes, people can visit the museum for free.

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