Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

It’s within walking distance of Digital Divide Data, meaning it is also an easy walk from our apartment — but for some reason it took almost a month for us to visit. Thushan’s friend from home was traveling through with his girlfriend, and we decided it was a good excuse to do something “touristy”. I am glad I did not go alone; it’s impossible not to try to vocalize what you are seeing. The museum is on the site of a former high school turned now infamous Security Prison 21 (S-21) under the Khmer Rouge.

Walking through the expansive three building museum, past the almost endless pictures of the prisoners — knowing that out of almost 17,000 people imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, there were only twelve known survivors — was an emotionally draining experience. Difficult place to photograph for many reasons. Alas, here are some:


  1. wow!!1 very moving and solomn experience I am sure. You made a good picture story which honors all those who passed through those doors. Something that makes me very thankful to live in a safe place with those I love.

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