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Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial Site

The Nyarubuye Memorial Site, located 140 km east of Kigali near the town of Kibungo, stands where a convent and school run by the Benebikira Sisters once stood. It is estimated that 20,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed here either attempting to escape to Tanzania or simply seeking refuge inside the Catholic church. The interahamwe used mainly blunt weapons such as spears, machetes, and clubs, but also hand grenades and automatic weapons, to kill those attempting to hide or escape. The convent is today a memorial site and houses the shoes and clothes of the victims, while the school has been renovated and is now used as a school for the local community.

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