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Facing the Khmer Rouge by
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As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live.
The Pol Pot Regime by
Call Number: DS554.8 .K584 1996 (Gumberg 3rd floor)
The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book - a comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime - describes the violent origins, social context and course of the revolution, providing an answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country.
Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia by
Call Number: DS554.8 .K5834 2008 (Gumberg 3rd Floor)
Two modern cases of genocide and extermination began in Southeast Asia in the same year. Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, and Indonesian forces occupied East Timor from 1975 to 1999. This book examines the horrific consequences of Cambodian communist revolution and Indonesian anti-communist counterinsurgency.
Voices from S-21: Terror and History in Pol Pot's Secret Prison by
Call Number: HV8599.C16 C48 1999 (Gumberg 3rd floor)
David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, examines the Khmer Rouge phenomenon by focusing on one of its key institutions, the secret prison outside Phnom Penh known by the code name "S-21." The facility was an interrogation center where more than 14,000 "enemies" were questioned, tortured, and made to confess to counterrevolutionary crimes. Fewer than a dozen prisoners left S-21 alive.
Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale University
Cambodian Genocide Program, part of Yale University's Genocide Studies Program
Killing Fields Mapping Project
Project seeking to map mass graves, former Democratic Kampuchea prisons, and genocide memorials in Cambodia
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
Description from website: "The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is a special Cambodian court which receives international assistance through the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT). The court is more commonly referred to by the more informal name the Khmer Rouge Tribunal or the Cambodia Tribunal."
Overview of Cambodian Genocide
Useful broad overview by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum of circumstances leading up to Cambodian Genocide.