Books about cambodian killing fields

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Popular Khmer Rouge Books

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An Unforgettable Account of the Pol Pot Regime During the Khmer Rouge Years (2000)

Read our guide to 10 of the best books written about the Khmer Rouge in Survival in the Killing Fields is an excellently written and moving.
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Popular Khmer Rouge Books

This extraordinary book contains eyewitness accounts of life in Cambodia during Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime from to , written by survivors who were children at the time. The memoirs were gathered by Dith Pran, whose own experiences in Cambodia were so graphically portrayed in the film The Killing Fields. These testimonies bear shattering witness to the slaughter committed by the Khmer Rouge. Their photograps accompany their stories. They speak of their bewilderment and pain as Khmer Rouge cadres tore their families apart, subjected them to brainwashing, drove them from their homes to work in forced-labor camps, and executed captives in front of them.

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They find [in Nuon Chea] a faithful son and loyal husband, an idealist, ascetic, and moral purist who blames the Cambodian people for being too corrupted by imperialism and capitalism to implement the pure-minded plans of the Angka "organization".
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O ne of my very first memories was the public celebration in Stockholm of the "liberation" of Cambodia in I was two years old and had been born into the anti-Vietnam war movement. - Make Your Own List. David Chandler , one of the foremost western scholars on Cambodian history—and author of the first study of S, the Khmer Rouge interrogation centre—recommends the best books on Cambodia.

During the past half-century, U. The Vietnam conflict, extended into Cambodia in , ended up with a communist victory in South Vietnam and an imposed dictatorship there. The Cambodian result was even worse: Not only dictatorship but the murder of 1. We were in a hallway at Patrick Henry College, where we both taught. David, a senior Time correspondent for many years, had heard from mutual friends an incredible tale about a Cambodian Christian who had survived the Khmer Rouge in the late s. According to David, this person wanted someone to write down his stories. He passed along the email address of one Radha Manickam of Seattle.

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