Kōrero: Cambodians

Children executed by the Khmer Rouge

Children executed by the Khmer Rouge

These children did not escape the atrocities that forced many Cambodians to flee their country – they were executed at Tuol Sleng, a former Khmer Rouge prison in Phnom Penh. An estimated 1.7 million people were killed under the Communist Khmer Rouge's rule, including old men, young women and infants. Many of the Cambodian refugees who arrived in New Zealand lost family members, and were forced to flee across borders to escape being murdered.

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Private collection, Rosa Chhun

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Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, 'Cambodians - Immigration: refugees and resettlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1105/children-executed-by-the-khmer-rouge (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015