the killing fields

The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center was one intense event.
most visitors used headphones for this audio tour,
and it was right to have no one speak out loud
in this silent but shameful battlefield.
it was the place where innocent souls were killed
and the world abandoned them to their fate…

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S stands for Security Office-
which actually meant prison during the Pol Pot regime.
About 20,000 people is believed to have been kept in this high school turned prison
where prisoners were abused, tortured and eventually sent to the killing fields.
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s214s213There were seven survivors and only two are still alive today.
It was an honor to meet Bou Meng and Chum Mey
at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.