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Bisesero Genocide Memorial Centre

Bisesero Genocide Memorial Centre

Bisesero Genocide Memorial Centre is placed in the hills of the Western Kibuye province where some 30,000 people were butchered. The region around Bisesero became known for the acts of resistance from Tutsis who tried to arrange themselves against the mass murders. This was generally unproductive as they were fighting with sticks against well-armed and trained soldiers. The memorial site consists of 9 small buildings which symbolize the nine communes that formerly made up the province of Kibuye. Now the site where the memorial was built is called the “Hill of Resistance” because of the people’s resistance against their murderers.