Genocide was one of the traits of the Khmer Rouge’s New Kampuchea, this was often seen in the use of prisons or more correctly referred to as “execution facilities.” Tuol Sleng, previously called S-21, was probably the most infamous of Khmer Rouge prisons, here 20,000 prisoners died and only seven were ever know to make it out alive. The largest massacre in Tuol Sleng was on May 27. 1978 and 582 were executed that day. An even gorier occurrence than a typical day at Tuol Sleng was during the January of 1979 when fleeing Khmer officials slit the throats of all remaining prisoners and left them chained to their cots, blood spilling out. At a typic...
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the destruction of countless innocent lives and the developing country was sent several steps backwards. The destruction was well known for its genocide, ensalvement, and communist, authoritarian oppression. After the Khmer people were liberated many sought refuge in other countries, mainly the U.S. but others stayed behind where they and their children continued to rebuild what they once called home. The Cambodian genocide though traumatic was not the last of its kind because in the next twenty or so years the Rwandan genocide and Bosnian genocide among others would come about. All the death and destruction in this world and no one talks about any of it because then they feel guilty, snug in their white curtain houses and the news does not profit off of guilt. No one learns and no one remembers and no one apologizes for their ignorance.
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