Tuol Svay Prey High School also known as Tuol Sleng was taken over by Pol Pot’s forces and was turned into the S-21 prison camp, where Cambodians were detained and tortured.
Pol Pot sought a return to an agrarian economy and therefore killed in Tuol Sleng many people perceived as educated, lazy, or political enemies.
Many others starved to death as a result of failure of the agrarian society and the sale of Cambodia’s rice to China in exchange for bullets and weaponry.
The former high school is now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, where Khmer Rouge torture devices and photos of their victims are displayed.
The Khmer Rouge were driven out of Phnom Penh and Tuol Sleng by the Vietnamese in 1979.
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