Stock Photo - Museum-School Tuol Sleng. This is a secondary school that Pol Pot turned into a security prison known as S-21. Prior to 1975 Toul Sleng was a high school but under the Khmer Rouge it was used as a torture facility. The building now serves as a museum and a memorial. Photos of some of the victims as well as paintings by a survivor hang on the walls. The complex has been preserved as the KR left it. Tuol Sleng Museum was originally a high school and later used as a security prison (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime. The classrooms were converted into tiny prison cells and torture chambers. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured with beatings,electric shock and hanging upside down then dropped into water barrels. The lower floors are filled with hundreds of photos of victims . From here many of the prisoners were loaded onto trucks and sent to the killing fields. . My first photo shows Bou Meng signing his book for me. He was a survivor from the prison and was saved after weeks of torture,because he was an artist. He was put to work painting portraits of the Khmer Rouge leader,Pol Pot. . This is a very harrowing place too visit and seems too much to comprehend.

Stock Photo: Museum-School Tuol Sleng. This is a secondary school that Pol Pot turned into a security prison known as S-21. Prior to 1975 Toul Sleng was a high school but.

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