The Killing Fields, Cambodia | The Eeriest Memorials in the World

The Killing Fields, Cambodia

Estimates of the total number of dead in the killing fields from executions, starvation and disease range from 1.7 to 2.5 million souls. This mass murder carried out by the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, has been described as “the purest genocide of the Cold War era.” The executions were often carried out using poison, shovels or sharpened bamboo sticks. In some cases the children and infants of adult victims were killed by having their heads bashed against tree trunks, and victims were forced to dig their own graves. Bones and teeth of victims can still be found today on the killing fields.

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