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Memory of Italy's dark history

This monument and testament of Italy's cruel history in Ethiopia is situated in one of the most... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Martin Z
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Switzerland
Commemorating a massacre

7 Months before the massacre of 30,000 civilians by Italian colonial troops in 1937 Mussolini sent... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This monument and testament of Italy's cruel history in Ethiopia is situated in one of the most busy areas in Addis. It is unfortunately not well protected and difficult to access by foot, without risking to be mowed down by vehicles. Nevertheless, it is still...More

1  Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

7 Months before the massacre of 30,000 civilians by Italian colonial troops in 1937 Mussolini sent the following order to Graziani, the marshall in charge posted in Addis To His Excellency Graziani. I have authorized once again Your Excellency to begin and systematically conduct a...More

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

this monument at the roundabout Siddist Kilo, is nice to watch. this is erected in memory of ethiopians killed by italians. its a monument to show how they were exploited.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

When you are driving around the city you come accross this quare and monumnet nevertheless. I recommend you park your car and take a break in order to see the details and understand the background.

Thank BenschF
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This monument explains and shows suffering Ethiopian people during their struggle to resist the Italian 2nd trial to occupy the country. It reflects the scarification paid by many Ethiopians to keep the country liberated from colonial powers.

1  Thank Zerihun M
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an amazing and very poignant monument to the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia. The tragedy of poor communication and cross cultural lack of understanding that led to death of mi;tray on one side and a massacre on the other.

1  Thank ruthethiopia
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Built in the 40-50's it shows the sad truth about Wars et Massacre of any kind. The location is right by The Addis Ababa University and no doubt will serve the new generation as a reminder.

Thank Kidane W
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

one of Addis Ababa's historical monuments that presented the mass execution of Fascist Italy in 1930s in Addis Ababa. The architectural style also fascinating. I recommend to visit when you going to Ethnological museum of Ethiopia at Addis Ababa University.

Thank Esubaman
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Situated in Sidist Kilo Square, this monument is dedicated to the war heroes of the Italian Occupation (1935-1941). In particular, the monument commemorates the lives and tragic deaths of citizens of Ethiopia attacked after an attempt was made on the life of Graziani, the Italian...More

5  Thank 524trip
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

Visited the Matyrs Square during my recent trip to Addis Ababa. There is a monument here erected in the memory of those who were killed by the Fascist Italian occupiers in 1936. This was a massacre ordered by the Italian Vice-Roy in response to an...More

1  Thank Ibadanboy
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