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"The Sign Says " Killing Fields Tip by keeweechic

Killing Fields, Phnom Penh: 11 reviews and 21 photos


The sign says....

'The extermination camp Choeung Ek is about 15km from Phnom Penn int he south west. It implicated in the organisation of the biggest security centre of Kampuchea Dedmocratic in Pol Pot Regime under the name S.21.S.21 had its headquarter at Tuol Sleng Prison. All the victims (peasants, workers, intellectuals, ministers, Khmer Diplomats, foreigners, women, children...) detained and tortured during interrogating at Tuol Sleng were later sent to Choeung Ek for liquidation. A lot of population and Pol Pot soldiers of the eastern zone were also sent there since May 1978. Towards the end of 1980, 86 out of 129 mass graves were unearthed in this extermination camp and 8,985 corpses were found.

A stupa has been erected to preserve their remains and also to commemorate the death of the Kampuchea people under Pol Pot Regime.'

This sign marks the site of one of the mass graves that were unearthed.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2003
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