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Tuol Sleng

Photographs taken shortly before the execution of prisoners at also known as Tuol Sleng Prison, during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia Killing fields Cambodia

Pol Pot was the communist leader of Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979. During Pol Pot’s dictatorship, an estimated of 2.5 million Cambodians had died of execution, disease and starvation. Some experts believed that more deaths had occurred during Pol Pot’s rule.  Pol Pot had envisioned a plan of equality so he sends city people to the work on the farms while the farm people had lived in the city. The plan did not get good results that he wanted so he pun

POL POT From 1975 to an attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society amounted to nothing less than genocide with the deaths of 25 percent of Cambodia's population from starvation, overwork and executions.

Khmer Rouge Victims, Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh. I have been here and all I can say is, What a powerful place

I have been here and all I can say is, What a powerful place

Khmer Rouge / Nhem Ein. Untitled (prisoner #73 of the Khmer Rouge). 1975-79

Untitled (prisoner of the Khmer Rouge). Gelatin silver print, printed 10 x 10 x cm).

Tuol Sleng | Photos from Pol Pot's secret prison | Image 0157

Photos from Pol Pot's secret prison

The Cruel Radiance  Randall Jarrell wrote that “criticism demands of the critic a terrible nakedness… All he has to go by, finally, is his own response, the self that makes and is made up of such responses.”

Before killing the prisoners, the Khmer Rouge photographed, tortured and extracted written confessions from their victims.

Khmer Rouge History: Documenting the Aftermath. Contact sheets showing pictures of what is believed to be former prisoners of the S-21 prison, also known as Tuol Sleng, where over 15,000 people lost their lives. Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, was detained for his role as chief of the torture center in 1999.

The Rise and Fall of the Khmer Rouge - Photo Essays

Three decades after the fall of the regime that managed the torture and death of some two million Cambodians in pursuit of agrarian utopia, the first trial of a Khmer Rouge leader has found Kaing Guek