Mark of Re-education Camps

In 1975, the government of the newly established Socialist Republic of Vietnam arrested thousands of military personnel, public officials, and intellectuals of the former Republic of Vietnam.ARVN_captured 1

30-4-1975

A group of former ARVN was registered to be prisoner of post war after April 30th, 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The government sent them to jungle prisons called re-education camps. For many, the jungle was their grave, and they never returned to their families. The regime closed the last camp in 1998, but they left behind the casualties in marked and unmarked graves to be overgrown by the jungle. For the families of the casualties, the only way to find closure and peace is to recover the remains of their loved ones and release them from their jungle prisons.

CT6 Re-education camp in Nghe Tinh Province

A path lead to grave yard of prisoner of post war in CT6 Re-education camp in Nghe Tinh Province, CT6 re-education camp. Photo around 2011

 

December 2006 welcomed a new chapter in the life of the Foundation as The Returning Casualty initiative began to take shape. Through this project, we hope to bring closure and peace of mind to the many Vietnamese Americans who lost their relatives in the post-war reeducation camps, while honoring those who were persecuted in jungle camps and at home for their ideals and died for the future of their country. Since December 2007, we have successfully located nearly 500 reeducation camp graves, and helped 68 families collect the remains of our loved ones.

A site of grave yard of re-education camp located in Rong Hoc, Yen Bai province. Photo by VAF July 2010

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An unknown name of a re-education camp victim, the picture took place at the  site of grave yard, Lang Da village, Yen Bai province.  Photo by VAF July 2010

An unknown name of a re-education camp victim, the picture took place at the site of grave yard, Lang Da village, Yen Bai province. Photo by VAF July 2010

 

 

 

 

 

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