A Video Memorial to Victims of Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia in 1975 and attempted to impose upon the Cambodian people their own vision of an agricultural communist utopia. In the process, they executed intellectuals en masse; forced millions out of their homes and into slavery; imprisoned, tortured, and murdered thousands; and brought starvation to many hundreds of thousands more. Estimates of the death toll range from 850,000 to 2,000,000 in a country whose population numbered a mere 7.5 million in 1975.

The video below focuses on one of Cambodia's most notorious concentration camps, Tuol Sleng, in which the Khmer Rouge kept thorough records of the many thousands they tortured and slaughtered.


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