Killing Fields

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Mar 03 2013


Category: Asia, Cambodia

1 Comment

Chamkar Krauch

30 burial pits                450 bodies

Me Chbar 

1 prison burial pit         300 bodies

Veal Batt Kang

a rice field                     500 bodies

Tuol Roung Chrey

1 mass grave                 400 bodies

Banteay O Ta Krey

35 burial pits                 4000 bodies

Phlauv Meas

30 burial pits                 200-250 bodies

Wat Samdech Muny 

6 mass graves                5-6000 bodies


5-6 prison burial pits     100 bodies

La-ang Kirirom

5 mass graves                15,700 bodies


Map of Cambodia filled up with skulls of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. Genocide Museum Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh.

The Documentation Center of Cambodia and the Cambodia Genocide Program of Yale University have undertaken extensive mapping of the 20,000 killing fields, mass graves and smaller burial pits that are spread over the country, including estimates of numbers of people killed. This has yielded overwhelming data. The estimated total number of people killed by the Khmer Rouge during their four year regime is around 2 million, out of a population of 8 million.

Photo of the week: skulls of genocide victims, Memorial Stupa at the killing field of Choeung Ek, Cambodia, 2000

One comment on “Killing Fields”

  1. The photos and listing of the killing fields leaves one speechless…


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