We must not repeat the history

The Cambodian Killing Fields
April 17, 1975 – a very bitter day for my family and all Khmer. We lived in hell for 3 years, 8 months and 20 days. More than 2 millions Khmer were killed. I was only two years old. One thing I cannot forget is the day the Khmer Rouge soldiers dragged my 4-year-old best friend who was playing with me, and her entire family, including her baby brother to kill. I was devastated, as she was my only friend. I went to look for her at the woods where they killed her and the entire family, hoping she's still alive…

On April 17, 1975, Phnom Penh fell under the control of the Khmer Rouge, the communist guerilla group led by Pol Pot. They forced all city residents into the countryside and to labor camps. During the three years, eight months, and 20 days of Pol Pot’s rule, Cambodia faced its darkest days, an estimated 2 million Cambodians or 30% of the country’s population died by starvation, torture or execution. Almost every Cambodian family has lost at least one relative during this most gruesome holocaust. 

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