04 July 2017

Killing trees

The Khmer Rouge was especially brutal to babies and infants. When mothers with babes in-arms arrived at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, their babies were ripped from their arms and slammed against trees like this one. The bodies were then thrown into the mass graves, to be joined later by their parents.

Many visitors leave colorful friendship bracelets as a way to remember the innocents who lived such short lives and died such brutal deaths. Photos taken in December 2016.


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