Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Today, on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, dignitaries and survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to commemorate the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, to honour all victims of Nazi persecution, and to remember all whose lives have been destroyed through genocide [...]

2023-01-27T15:21:38+00:00January 27th, 2023|Memorial|0 Comments

Barbados PM Mia Mottley visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

The Aegis Trust welcomed Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados at the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, where she came to pay respects to the more than one million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Accompanied by Rwanda’s Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement, Hon. Dr Bizimana Jean Damascene together with Rwanda's Minister of ICT & [...]

2022-11-11T14:08:09+00:00November 11th, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

Prince Harry visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

Prince Harry has visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay his respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which a million people were murdered simply because of their identity. Going to the Memorial during his recent visit to Rwanda, the Prince was guided through permanent exhibitions which document the genocide [...]

2022-11-23T08:33:58+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

CHOGM 2022 – Commonwealth leaders visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial

From 20 to 25 June, leaders of more than fifty Commonwealth nations from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Europe gathered in Rwanda for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 - with many choosing to visit and pay their respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. At the mass graves where 250,000 victims [...]

2022-11-25T17:24:26+00:00June 30th, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

Marina Helen Smith – A Life of Service to Humanity

Marina Smith MBE, co-founder of the UK National Holocaust Centre and Museum – the birthplace of the Aegis Trust for genocide prevention – has passed away on June 26th 2022 at the age of 87 following a short illness and an extraordinary life of service to humanity. Born in Kolkata, India, on November 16th 1934, Marina moved [...]

2022-07-16T19:12:01+01:00June 27th, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

Kigali Genocide Memorial receives Royal Visit

Today Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to honour the memory of the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi, meeting survivors and learning about their experiences. The final resting-place for 250,000 victims of the genocide, in which a million people were killed in [...]

2022-06-23T02:00:39+01:00June 22nd, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

Kwibuka28 commemoration starts at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

As the Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts the launch of Kwibuka 28 – the 28th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi – the Aegis Trust urges people worldwide to remember with Rwanda. In a ceremony commemorating the start of the genocide, the President and First Lady of Rwanda lit the flame of remembrance at [...]

2022-04-12T15:17:57+01:00April 12th, 2022|Memorial|0 Comments

Swedish exhibition fighting antisemitism unveiled at Kigali Genocide Memorial

On Monday 11th October, the Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda and the Aegis Trust will unveil a new temporary exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Open to the public for one week only, ‘Remember ReAct’ presents both Swedish and international efforts for Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism since the first [...]

2021-10-11T15:10:35+01:00October 11th, 2021|Memorial|0 Comments

Remembering Srebrenica at the Kigali Genocide Memorial and beyond

July 11th is the 26th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica to Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic, now finally convicted for genocide. Ceremonies to remember the Bosnian Genocide will be held in Srebrenica and around the World. “As the people of Bosnia & Hercegovina commemorate the genocide perpetrated in Srebrenica 26 years ago, we remember with [...]

2021-07-10T12:13:58+01:00July 10th, 2021|Memorial|0 Comments

French President pays respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

In a historic visit today, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial, touring its permanent exhibitions and laying a wreath at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi lie buried. In a speech delivered at the Memorial, Macron noted the criminal intent of the killers to eradicate all Tutsi, [...]

2021-05-27T19:32:25+01:00May 27th, 2021|Memorial|0 Comments