Cambodian mom & infant murdered by Khmer Rouge soldiers at Tuol Sleng
Cambodian mom & infant, murdered by Khmer Rouge soldiers at S-21, the Tuol Sleng killing center
Media: Ink on paper, mounted on etching paper
Framed, 21 1/4 inches H x 29 1/2 W (68 cm H x 93 W)
I drew this from a photo on page 86 in A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power, published by Basic Books, NY, 2002.
From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge murdered around 20,000 prisoners in the S-21 killing center in Cambodia, also called the Tuol Sleng center.
The Wikipedia website entry for Tuol Sleng inaccurately describes the murders of political prisoners as being “killed.” People are killed in storms and in accidents. When civilians are deliberately murdered, they are not killed, they are murdered. The distinction is important. Viewers are urged to go to Wikipedia’s edit and change the word “killed” throughout the page to “murdered”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuol_Sleng