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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

1975 Cambodia

Doctors, Teachers, Monks and other Religious Figures

From 1975 through 1979 Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge and took control of the Cambodian government. About 1.5 to 2 million people were killed in an effort to turn the country into a communist utopia. Cities were evacuated and millions were sent to labor camps where they were abused. People were tortured and also died from starvation, disease, or execution. The Khmer Rouge aimed to get rid of doctors, teachers, monks or other religious figures to build a classless society.