“Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime.

In the museum various torture instruments are displayed. In addition, original skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes, and photographs of victims are exhibited.

Tours are given for free where a museum guide will go through the exhibits and explain the history leading up to the Red Terror (starting from Haile Selassie‘s 80th birthday celebration). The tour guide will explain the atrocious actions done towards citizens who opposed the Derg, how prisoners were treated and how they secretly communicated among each other.”



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