“The new rulers of Cambodia call 1975 ‘Year Zero’, the dawn of an age in which there will be no families, no sentiment, no expressions of love or grief, no medicines, no hospitals, no schools, no books, no learning, no holidays, no music, no song, no post, no money – only work and death.” - John Pilger
The initial fate of Cambodians in Phnom Penh at Tuol Sleng, a former school crudely converted to into a prison. Tied to beds and tortured to death.
The Khmer Rouge regime meticulously documented and photographed all citizens who came through their doors.
Classrooms were crudely divided into cells, where men women and children were incarcerated.