Few horrors compare to the killing fields of the Cambodian genocide. Over four short years, from 1975 to 1979, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge systematically exterminated up to 3 million people. The people of Cambodia had to live in fear, knowing that they might be the next one dragged out to the killing fields.
The Cambodian Killing Fields (Khmer: វាលពិឃាត, Khmer pronunciation: [ʋiəl pikʰiət]) are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime (the Communist Party of Kampuchea), during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975).
The killing fields were sites set up all over the country where the Khmer Rouge took people to be killed once they could no longer work, had “confessed” to their alleged crimes, or simply just were not seen as being useful anymore. It is estimated that over one million people were killed at these sites and were buried in mass graves.
The “Killing Fields” of Cambodia refers to the genocide which took place in Cambodia after the takeover of power by Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime. They were in power for four years—until 1979—when the Vietnamese, who were engaged in an often violent border dispute with the Khmer Rouge, finally invaded in force and seized power from ...
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Black-clad students re-enacted the horrors of the Cambodian genocide at the “Killing Fields” on Monday to commemorate the 2 million people killed by the Khmer Rouge’s murderous, Maoist regime.
Cambodia Fastens 'Killing Fields' Genocide to the Day of Remembrance The Day of Remembrance commemorates the killing of two million people by the leader Pot Pol of Khmer Rouge's regime; A quarter of Cambodia's population were culled in mass killings or died of starvation, forced labour or torture.
The Cambodian genocide ... The prisoners were taken to the Killing Fields, where they were executed (often with pickaxes in order to save bullets) and buried in mass graves. The abduction and indoctrination of children was widespread, and many were persuaded or forced to commit atrocities.
Reenactments of the Khmer Rouge genocide are annual events in Cambodia. On the grounds of the famous killing fields of Choeung Ek, outside the capital of Phnom Penh, a troupe of young performers ...
During the Khmer Rouge reign, from 1975 to 1979, an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 million Cambodians died through execution, starvation or disease. This was almost a quarter of the country’s population. Killing fields dot the country of Cambodia, with more than 20,000 mass grave sites containing more than ...