We have seen many places where atrocious acts were commited, such as the concentration camps in Poland (Auschwitz) and the killing fields of WW I in Flanders, but nothing as harrowing as these places, where the Khmer Rouge tortured and killed their victims. These poor people were tortured because they had to confess, e.g. to being a communist, before they were taken to the so-called Killing Fileds where they were beaten to death (cheaper than bullets!). On the outside the museum is exactly the same as the other highschool buildings that can be found in Cambodia. Inside you ee the classrooms converted into prison cells, completely bare, but for a bed, some shackles and a metal box (by way of toilet!). On display are photographs of all the former prisoners, men, women and children who knew what was coming to them or who had already died after being tortured.The Kliing Fields are actually one big mass grave of . You can still fragments of human bone or clothing as walk walk around the grounds. But seen from afar it looks just like some museum or temple set in luscious green.
Our guide, himself a victim of the Khmer Rouge regime told us how he'd lost his father and several brothers and sisters. His account of events gave us real sinsight into what it must have been like living during the Khmer Rouge regime and.made the experience of visiting prison and Killing Fields even more heart rending.
In short: this is not an excellent "attractio" but a must-see for all who really are interested in the history of Cambodia. However, if you are easily upset, you'd better give this sight a miss.
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