Perpetrator or Victim?
WHENEVER I see old poeple on the street I ask myself if they have been perpetrators or victims. As a matter of fact hardly anybody of the Khmer Rouge regime was prosecuted nor brought to justice. And although there are some memorials about the Khmer Rouge genocide it seemed to me that the people of Cambodia rather want to forget and not be remembered what happened under Pol Pot’s (Brother No.1) regime. It’s hard to understand, shouldn’t people and nations take responsibility for their past and learn from history?
S21 - Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
We visited the S21 torture prison and met one of the seven survivors (out of over 17,000 victims). The visit left us shocked and speechless...
To add a bit of context why we are in Myanmar which was not on our schedule. We met a traveler in a tuk tuk in Laos that told us that Germans can get now easy an online visa within days. And as the waether forecast for North of Vietnam didn‘t get any better we decided to change our plans and fly to Mandalay, Myanmar. Best decision ever. What a magic country: