Last week we celebrated Victory over Genocide Day, with 7 January, 1979 being the day that the Vietnamese military overthrew Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh. Here are some photos that we stumbled across, believed to have been taken by the Vietnamese Army Photographers.
When we come to the place there are twenty of us, they have our names. The chief of the Pol Pot talks to us, he says the Organisation will provide us each a white suit today. I know this means a cloth for the dead. They start to call us in to the room, one at a time. They don’t want anyone to see, they not want anyone to know. They kill with the ax and the knife.