Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, chronicling the Cambodian genocide. The site is a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Tuol Sleng means “Hill of the Poisonous Trees” or “Strychnine Hill”. Tuol Sleng was only one of at least 150 execution centers in the Country and as many as 20,000 prisoners there were later killed. The Genocide Museum gives the vistors all dreadful detailed informations about the murderers and the victims.

The Killing Fields on the outside of Phnom Penh are also a must see when you vist Phnom Penh.

Like a KZ in Germany or Poland the Tuol Sleng museum is a must see when you visit Phnom Penh and Cambodia. Nobody should ever forget what happend from 1975 to 1979 in Cambodia.

Picture by Love.Food.Asia.

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