Today we went to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. I knew this would be difficult and tried to prepare the younger two as to what to expect but it was still rough for all of us. The Killing Fields is just one of hundreds of mass grave sites in Cambodia where people were brutally murdered by Poll Pot’s army from 1975 to 1979. This one had 8,895 bodies discovered. These were men, women, and children and the bones, teeth and clothing are still making their way out of the ground today. We stepped over shards sticking out on the paths. Clothing pieces can be seen with just corners sticking out. The old tree where babies were killed was too much for photos.
Bucolic sites with horrific history. These indentations are some of the mass graves.
The monument for all to remember:
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