El Moudjahid Museum
Inaugurated in 1994, the Museum of the Mujahid in El-Tarf represents the memory of the regions of the extreme east of the country, particularly the one relating to the struggle for national liberation armed with high feats of arms. Located in the main town of wilaya, this area retains memories and testimonies of the epic of the Algerian people who defied one of the great powers of the time, bravely plucking the freedom and independence of the country. The collection of testimonies of the mujahideen and the citizens who witnessed facts related to the glorious Revolution of November 1954 is the main mission of this establishment which symbolizes pride and dignity, explains its leader, met on the spot. The exhibition, which is held all year long in the hall on the ground floor of the museum, testifies to a desire to immortalize the struggle and the sacrifices made by the Algerian people for the recovery of the freedom and independence of the “Said Aoufi Kamel, adding that the institution he is managing currently brings together hundreds of photographs of the heroes of the Revolution as well as other archives and documents relating to the struggle for national liberation. These valiant martyrs and heroes of the epic of the Algerian people, from the wilaya of El Tarf or other regions of the country, all had a common denominator, namely the liberation of the country from the colonial yoke. Abundant in the same sense, a mujahid from Tebessa, passing through El-Tarf, believes that the mujahid museum is an area that must be valued and jealously guarded to enable young people to absorb the principles and values of Revolution of 1 November 1954. He believed that it should be enriched by other historical archives and documents, in addition to the various types of firearms, ammunition, shells and telecommunications equipment and Mujahideen clothes on display there for the benefit of the public. Upon entering the El-Tarf Mujahide Museum, the visitor’s gaze will soon be won by the first Algerian flag hoisted in Hammam Beni-Salah on the day of national independence and then by the debris of an engine A combat aircraft of the colonial army, shot down in Skhira (commune of Ain Kerma) by the martyr Sebti Guetmi and the late moudjahid El-Hamdi Kemamine, in full battle against the colonial troops, near the Algerian-Tunisian border . Other Mujahideen, including Bouhara Abderrahmane and Benyahia Hadene, spoke of the need to carry out an operation to extend the Mujaheddin Museum to enable it to play its role of perpetuating the National Liberation struggle and its scope to raise awareness The rising generations against forgetfulness. Considered “the repository of collective memory”, highlighting the epic of the eastern base, the Museum of the El-Tarf mujahide continues to welcome, year-round and on the occasion of National festivals, delegations of pupils and trainees in training, police officers as well. The El-Tarf Mujahide Museum is also a meeting place for mujahedeen and young people, researchers and historians. The latter are in search of the slightest detail on the Eastern Historical Base and the electrified lines “Challe and Morrice”, as well as on the supplies and the transport of the arms towards the wilayas of the interior of the country, The director of the El Tarf Museum of the Mojahed is delighted to find a library of 3.173 books and 819 titles, other books, historical documents and reviews dealing with the stages of the Revolution of 1 November 1954.