The killing fields

How can one man have so much influence? Pol Pot had a vision to take Cambodia back to year one, eradicate class differences and take it back to basics, the only purpose was to farm and produce food for tbe nation, nothing else mattered. He wielded so much power he eradicated 2.5 million of the 8 million people of Cambodia. Anyone educated or skilled was executed unless they could hide amongst the farmers. Children, husbands and wives are still unaccounted for to this day, hardly a family not lost someone.

12,000 to 20,000 people entered S21 in Phnom Penh, only 12 survived. The building’s are in there original condition, after all it wasn’t all that long ago.

The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center represents just one of thousands of mass graves in Cambodia, thousands of skulls unidentified. There really isn’t much that can be said that hasn’t been said before far better than I could hope to, only that it should never happen again, it seems the human race has not learnt from its mistakes.

 


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