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MÉMORIAL DE CHOEUNG EK

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After S21's visit, it is recommended to visit the "Killing Fields", where executions of prisoners of minor importance took place. Nearly 9,000 bodies were found in mass graves, sometimes containing less than a dozen bodies, sometimes more than a hundred. The executions took place in the evening, under the direction of the camp's number 2, sometimes under the direct supervision of Douch, who witnessed the murders of hundreds of people while quietly smoking a cigar, sitting on a bamboo mat. Before being driven there, S21 inmates believed they were being transferred to another prison. To save bullets, they were shot with shovels or iron bars before being thrown into mass graves. To cover the smell and finish off any survivors, corrosive chemicals were spilled there: neighbouring villages should not suspect the industrial massacre that was taking place a few hundred metres from their homes. The executioners were generally young illiterate teenagers, trained especially for Douch: he only surrounded himself with young boys, more malleable according to him. Until a few years ago, bones were scattered all over the place in the open air, and it was not uncommon to trip over a femur protruding from the ground; a stupa containing 5,000 skulls found on the spot was erected in memory of the victims. Nearly 300 execution and mass grave sites have been counted throughout Cambodia.

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Visit $3. French Audioguide. Place of memory, an outfit adequate is required. Prohibition to smoke.

Members' reviews on MÉMORIAL DE CHOEUNG EK

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fute_307340
5/5
Visited in november 2018
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A visiter dans la continuité de l'ancienne prison s21. Le mémorial est un petit bâtiment au milieu de l'ancien camps d'exécution de Phnom Penh. L'ensemble est très éprouvant mais à faire si vous passer dans la capitale.
alexandraa59
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Visited in august 2017
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visite complementaire au S21, trés prenant, attention aux ames sensibles .
l'audio guide nous explique comment cela ce deroulée et l'horreur qui a eu a ce moment, vous avez aussi des temoignages
Emy25
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Visited in february 2018
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Visite extrêmement intéressante et émouvante. L'audio-guide est très bien fait, complet et délivre des témoignages poignants. Il est indispensable pour cette visite. Cela permet aussi d'en apprendre de plus sur le conflit avec les Khmers Rouges.
fute_83798
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Visited in december 2017
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Quand les supplicié.e.s ne mourrait pas directement à S21, c'est ici qu'ils étaient amené.e.s pour être achevé.e.s.
Cela se passait à la pioche et au manche de pioche.
Toutes les fosses n'ont pas étés fouillées mais, le nombre de cranes déjà déterré fait peur sur la nature humaine.
ricachou
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Visited in january 2017
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Visite très complémentaire à la prison S21. Permet de comprendre encore un peu mieux l'horreur concentrationnaire commise par les Khmers rouges.
Lieu de recueillement, très poignant...
Audioguide indispensable.
Ladygaby
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Visited in march 2017
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Un endroit troublant qui complète la visite du musée du génocide. L'audio-guide est indispensable et très intéressant.

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