Through a Lens

Here are a few pictures and summaries about what we learned during the last week of our course. Cheoung Ek Killing Field
Skulls of some of the victims killed at Choeung Ek.
We spent half a day visiting a place where around 20,000 were murdered. We were able to learn a bit of the history of the Khmer Rouge genocide, hear recorded stories of survivors, and learn of the ways people were killed. One of the most disturbing things I learned about was the Magic Tree. Here, giant speakers were blaring the sounds of music to drown out the sound of people being killed. "These were the last sounds the victims ever heard." Continue reading "Through a Lens"