Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Memorial Stupa houses the bones of the victims of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge reign ( 1975 - 1979 ).


Mass Grave : 450 Victims, Memorial Stupa in background .

Bones and teeth of victims, unearthed since 1980. Still coming to the surface .


  1. Karl, visited Choeung Ek this week.I visited 9 years ago, what a change. Its a place when visiting Cambodia you need to go. !975-1979 were the years that Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime, used Choeung Ek for exercution and dumping grounds with mass graves for its victims. Toul Seng was used as a interrogaton facility.

  2. Choeung Ek
    Tour buses come and go
    The bones of madness
    Remain ~ Karl’s blog

    In the quiet heat
    A shelter for the living
    Grace for the dead ~ Karl’s blog

  3. Mass Grave
    The torment is over
    For the victims
    Of fevered minds ~ Karl’s blog

  4. Bones
    You have to be taught
    To despise and hate
    To see people as nothing ~ Karl’s blog