In 1975, when Pol Pot’s army entered Phnom Penh, Mak Remissa was 7 years old. Like all the other residents of the capital, he was forced to leave Phnom Penh, which remained empty - except for a few people - until 1979, when the Vietnamese troops took over the city. The new masters, often very young people, dressed in black, told people to take only very few things with them since they would leave « only for three days » .
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