For those not in the know, the killing fields represent thousands of rural locations throughout Cambodia where horrible, unthinkable atrocities against humanity took place.
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Ponheary Ly’s father was a well-respected high school teacher in Siem Reap, Cambodia, until the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 and began killing citizens showing any form of culture or intelligence in a massive genocide that didn’t end until 1979.
Any story about Cambodia needs to start with the killing fields, at least in context. For those who don’t know or remember, about 3 million of Cambodia’s 8 million people (UNICEF’s estimate) were mostly tortured and viciously executed in a massive genocide in these fields.