Sunday, June 17, 2012
Hỏa Lò Prison, later sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton", was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
Very bizarre place, for me. I never really realized it was an old prison. Somehow, I thought they took over a hotel and made it into a prison. That's how dumb I was about the war. Seeing a place of torture and history first hand. Now it is a museum. I read everything they had there to know what went on. It was the least I could do.