29 June 2017

Memorial


In the middle of the courtyard at Tuol Sleng there is a memorial to those who died here.


The marble slabs surrounding the main stupa are inscribed with the names of the victims. A simple, yet fitting way for these people to be remembered. Photos taken in December 2016.

12 comments:

  1. The names stretch on and on. Desperately sad.

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  2. It´s an impressive sight to see all those names.

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  3. ...and there are so many memorials like this around the world.

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    1. Yes. It's sad that we continue to need them.

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  4. A tortuous path for a wonderful people. A memorial is fitting
    I worked here in the US with many Cambodians and they are a wonderful people
    MB

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    1. Cambodia was one of my favourite stops on our SE Asia tour. The people were kind and open. Really amazing considering all they've been through.

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  5. some history is agonizing, but better remembered so it doesn't happen again

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  6. The number of those killed during the Vietnam war and its aftermath are mind-boggling. This is a beautiful memorial. Cambodia has gone through much suffering.

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  7. I hope we never see anything like this again but, I fear that we will.

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  8. Beautiful and shocking at the same time. This would have been extremely moving for you Hal.

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