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Cambodia: Then and Now (Scholarship Entry)

-Left Behind-
This image was taken at the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. A high school before the Khmer Rouge Regime in the `70s turned it into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21), it saw an estimated 17,000 people were tortured and imprisoned in just four short years. Of that 17,000 only seven people survived. This cell, constructed in an old classroom, held officers of the Khmer Rouge after their own leaders turned on them. Beds (and sometimes bloodstains) are pretty much kept how they were found when the UN came to Cambodia and intervened.

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-Left Behind- This image was taken at the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. A high school before the Khmer Rouge Regime in the `70s turned it into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21), it saw an estimated 17,000 people were tortured and imprisoned in just four short years. Of that 17,000 only seven people survived. This cell, constructed in an old classroom, held officers of the Khmer Rouge after their own leaders turned on them. Beds (and sometimes bloodstains) are pretty much kept how they were found when the UN came to Cambodia and intervened.

Tags: cambodia, khmer rouge, pol pot, s21, museum, torture, phnom penh

 

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