Photo of the Day: Hoa Lo Prisoners

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Although Hoa Lo prison was innitially built for 460 inmates, but the number has stretched up to 2000 at some point. This prison, nicknamed by American POW as Hanoi Hilton, has a track record of mistreating human people who stayed there. Despite the fact that most of the prisoners in the history of Hoa Lo were Vietnamese, during the Vietnam War, many American pilots were held and tortured there. All for the sake of making propaganda statements praising their “great” living conditions and condemning USA for their attack on innocent Vietnam. It is very transparent in the series of short propaganda movies shown within Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi.

Reconstruction of a Hoa Lo prison room showing inmates and their living conditions

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Cez Krol
Cez Krol
I’m always positive and never bored – there’s just so much more to see and experience! I began my journey around the world in 2011 with just $400 and one-way ticket to Asia. Still going and blogging today. You can typically spot me working on a laptop or rock climbing.
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