The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields

During my Second trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I had the opportunity to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields just outside of town.

view of Tuol Sleng
View of the Tuol Sleng compound

Introduction to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Introduction to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Security rules for prisoners of S-21
Grotesque security rules for prisoners of S-21
Meticulous records were taken of every prisoner, including photographs before execution
Meticulous records, including photographs, were taken of every prisoner
Prisoners where photographed again after execution (or having died during torture)
Prisoners where photographed again after execution (or having died during torture) as proof
Large cell used for torture with bed and shackles
Large cell used for torture with bed and shackles
A small cell
A small cell
Of the estimated 14,000-21,000 people processed through S-21, only 7 survived---one man, a painter, has tried to capture scenes from S-21 for posterity
Of the estimated 14,000-21,000 people processed through S-21, only 7 survived—one man, a painter, has tried to capture scenes from S-21 for posterity
Another gruesome act committed by the Khmer Rouge: killing small children
Another gruesome act committed by the Khmer Rouge: killing small children
A country road outside the city on the way to the Killing Fields (about 30km away)
A country road outside the city on the way to the Killing Fields (about 30km away)
Two children riding a bike (snapped while I was zooming by on the back of a moto)
Two children riding a bike (snapped while I was zooming by on the back of a moto)
sign describing a brief history of the killing fields
Sign describing a brief history of the Killing Fields
Commemorative Stupa filled with skulls excavated from the Killing Fields
Commemorative Stupa filled with skulls excavated from the Killing Fields
one row in the stupa filled with skulls
One row in the Commemorative Stupa filled with skulls from the Killing Fields
A few of almost 60 excavated burial sites at the killing fields
A few of the almost 60 excavated burial sites
Incredibly, human bones were still sticking out of the ground at the Killing Fields
Incredibly, human bones were still sticking out of the ground
Some Khmer children living outside the Killing Fields
Some Khmer children living outside the Killing Fields

Note: These photos originally appeared in my photo galleries.

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