Blog Post 6

Q: after seeing the killing fields and prison how do you process the pain of the past while remaining hopeful. January 23, 2016 was a very somber day for 26 Calvin students. For many of us this was the first day we were forced to not only witness but come to terms with the evil that has plagued Cambodia's past. It's difficult to find words that can truly explain what it feels like to stand on the grave of 20,000 people. Continue reading "Blog Post 6"

Blog Post 6

Today we had the chance to visit  the Tuol Slang Genocide Museum as well as the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Before April 17, 1975 this museum was one of the secondary schools in the capital, called "Tuol Svay Prey" high school. It was on that day that Pol Pat clique had transformed it into a prison called "S.21" (Security Office 21) which was thee biggest in Kampuchea Democratic. It was here that several thousands of victims(peasants, workers, technicians, engineers, doctors, teachers, etc) were imprisoned, tortured, and exterminated with their wives and children. If someone was accused of a crime they would be sent to S.21, tortured until you confessed of your "crime", and then sent to one of the killing fields.  Continue reading "Blog Post 6"