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  Democratic Kampuchea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite the fact that Chinese and Sino-Khmers had dominated the Cambodian economy for centuries and could be considered exploiters of the peasantry, the Khmer Rouge apparently did not single them out for harsh treatment.
Like their Chinese counterparts, the Cambodian communists had great faith in the inventive power and the technical aptitude of the masses, and they constantly published reports of peasants' adapting old mechanical parts to new uses.
In the meantime, as 1978 wore on, Cambodian bellicosity in the border areas surpassed Hanoi's threshold of tolerance.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cambodian_Holocaust   (6070 words)

 holocaust. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Holocaust The genocide of European Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II: “Israel emerged from the Holocaust and is defined in relation to that catastrophe” (Emanuel Litvinoff).
Totality of destruction has been central to the meaning of holocaust since it first appeared in Middle English in the 14th century, used in reference to the biblical sacrifice in which a male animal was wholly burnt on the altar in worship of God.
In the 17th century the meaning of holocaust broadened to “something totally consumed by fire,” and the word eventually was applied to fires of extreme destructiveness.
www.bartleby.com /61/34/H0243400.html   (637 words)

 Profiles of Master Dancers
Madam Sam-Oeun Tes began her instruction in Cambodian classical dance with the Cambodian Royal Ballet in 1966, studying with a variety of Cambodia's premier dance masters and performing at numerous state functions.
Sochietah Ung is a survivor of the Cambodian Holocaust.
Cambodian American Heritage is honored to have one of the finest Cambodian master musicians as a performer and instructor with Cambodian American Heritage.
www.cambodianheritage.org /masterdancers.html   (917 words)

 Echoes of the Holocaust
Thus, Cambodians and Holocaust survivors are highly traumatized populations, and continue to suffer from posttraumatic symptoms many years after the major trauma has ended.
This was found in Holocaust survivors in Israel during the Gulf War (20) and also in Cambodians during the times of political instability, as seen in some of the interviews in this paper.
Cambodian survivors wish they would have given deceased family members more of their own food, or speak of feeling badly about taking the clothing of a deceased relative.
www.holocaustechoes.com /5savin6.html   (1252 words)

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Survivors of the Mahantdorai, the Cambodian holocaust, are experiencing a health crisis that is a direct result of their extraordinary trauma.
Although this study was done on Cambodians overseas who experienced 5-10 years of additional trauma in the refugee camps, the data confirms the concentration camp experience and the range of disabilities that are the sequelae.
A Recent random survey of Cambodians in the Greater Boston area conducted by the Harvard Refugee Trauma Program suggests that numbness is more frequent in the patient population than in the general Cambodian population and the level of distress experienced by patients suggests that it may be a symptom that causes survivors to seek treatment.
www.hartnet.org /khmer/pagepapr.html   (4754 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cambodian holocaust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The period saw the deaths of over a million Cambodians as a combined result of political executions, starvation, and overwork.
The Khmer Rouge, a militant political faction, rode a tide of opposition to US bombings around the Ho Chi Minh trail.
The Vietnamese, however, refused to recognize the Br Line--the colonial-era demarcation of maritime borders between the two countries--and the negotiations broke down.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cambodian-holocaust   (5804 words)

 Democratic Kampuchea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This period is best known for the mass killings of Cambodians that resulted from the revolutionary reign of terror that ensued at this time.
For many Cambodians, the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975 promised both a new year and a new era of peace.
Father Ponchaud suggested 2.3 million; the Yale Cambodian Genocide Project estimated 1.7 million; Amnesty International estimated 1.4 million ; and the United States Department of State, 1.2 million.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/democratic_kampuchea   (5942 words)

 Khmer Rouge
The ideology of the Khmer Rouge combined an extreme form of Maoism with the anti-colonialist ideas of the European left, which its leaders had acquired during their education in French universities in the 1950s.
The Khmer Rouge justified such actions by claiming that the country was on the verge of mass starvation as a result of American bombing campaigns, and that this required evacuating the cities to the countryside so that people could grow their own food.
Despite Cambodians' traditional fear of Vietnamese domination, the Vietnamese invaders were helped by widespread defections of Khmer Rouge activists, who formed the core of the post Khmer Rouge government.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/k/kh/khmer_rouge.html   (1174 words)

 Yale > Cambodian Genocide Project > The CGP, 1994-2004
The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives (21% of the country's population), was one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.
As in Nazi Germany, and more recently in East Timor, Guatemala, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, the Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot combined extremist ideology with ethnic animosity and a diabolical disregard for human life to produce repression, misery, and murder on a massive scale.
Since 1994, the award-winning Cambodian Genocide Program, a project of the Genocide Studies Program at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, has been studying these events to learn as much as possible about the tragedy, and to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime.
www.yale.edu /cgp   (247 words)

 Search: Cambodian - Info.co.uk
Cambodian Embassy in Washington DC, with contact details for the embassy and for the consulate in Seattle, and information on tourism to and...
Cambodian dependents were evacuated from Phnom Penh on April 12, 1975, Pran and...
Cambodian font in 1989 on a Macintosh; it quickly spread and was used for several daily...
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 The holocaust survivors Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Holocaust Survivors are great for when you're looking to get better at the holocaust survivors for selfish purposes.
As the population of Holocaust survivors ages, their needs are becoming more complex and more acute; more attention is also being drawn to the need to understand the impact of the Holocaust on the...
Holocaust Survivors, an excellent educational resource about the Nazi Holocaust of Jews in World War II, includes interviews, photographs and audio recordings of survivors.
survivor.9interweb8.info /survivor-spoilers/the-holocaust-survivors.html   (328 words)

The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II (1939-1945).
Six Holocaust survivors from Poland are interviewed about their lives before World War II, the changes they experienced as the war neared, and their memories of the Holocaust.
6) Survivors of the Holocaust at TBS Superstation http://tbssuperstation.com/survivors/
www.42explore2.com /holoc.htm   (1842 words)

 The Cardamom Project: About Cambodia
To Pol Pot, the fact that Cambodian communists had once needed Vietnamese help was so shameful that he purged thousands of Khmer Rouge cadres simply because certain KR leaders acknowledged that the Cambodian communist party was founded in 1951, at a time when the Vietnamese communists were involved in Cambodian insurgencies.
Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian families began the long march to their home villages in the hopes of finding surviving relatives.
As was soon discovered, the depressions were indeed the stuff of hell, for each marked the spot of another mass grave — hundreds of thousands of Cambodians had been slaughtered by their own countrymen.
www.cardamom.org /history7.html   (453 words)

 PPP 9/6: The UN must stand firm on principles for KR trial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Instead of putting pressure on the Cambodian government to comply with international norms, some diplomats suggest that the UN should "compromise" with or "make concessions" to the Cambodian government in the next round of negotiations.
In the Cambodian political environment only foreigners will have the freedom (and perhaps the courage) to undertake this effort, as traveling to rural villages to gather this kind of evidence is risky business even in low profile cases for Cambodian investigators.
It is simply immoral for the sponsors of the Cambodian Holocaust to continue to live comfortably, travel freely, and to wander the streets of Cambodia as free men.
www.phnompenhpost.com /TXT/comments/un.htm   (2617 words)

 From Killing Fields to Living Fields
The film The Killing Fields vividly portrayed what happened in Cambodia's holocaust between 1975 and 1979 when Cambodia was ruled by the Khmer Rouge.
Around two million Cambodians lost their lives directly or indirectly at the hands of this genocidal regime.
The map represents the people of Cambodia and is coloured red to symbolise the blood that was shed during the Cambodian holocaust.
www.cambcomm.org.uk /kflf.html   (415 words)

 Cambodian Genocide, Cambodia: Society and Culture: History: Genocide in Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
CBC News: The Survivor of Tuol Sleng The life story of Cambodian painter, Vann Nath, one of the seven survivors of Tuol Sleng prison camp.
The Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project, Inc. Founded by a Cambodian refugee whose war time story was portrayed in the movie, The Killing Fields, project aims to educate American students about the Cambodian genocide.
Cambodian Genocide Program Yale University study of the period 1975 through 1979 during which 20% of the population lost their lives.
cambodia.askfire.com /genocide_cambodia.html   (204 words)

 Guide U World Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A grassroots group of Cambodian holocaust survivors now living in the United States and American-born artists and writers.
Ten links to Cambodia art/artists sponsored by the Cambodian Artists Assistance Project (a small, grassroots project organized by Cambodian holocaust survivors now living in the United States and American-born artists and writers).
Project organized by Cambodian holocaust survivors now living in the United States and American-born artists and writers.
www.guideuworld.com /Cambodia/Arts_and_Entertainment/index.html   (217 words)

 Heroism Project | 1970s | Dith Pran
Dith Pran survived one of the bloodies holocaust in human history, the Cambodian Holocaust by the Communist Khmer Rouge in late half of 1970s.
He founded "The Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project, Inc" to educate the world and the U.S. students about the Cambodian Genocide which occurred from April 17th, 1975 to January 7th, 1979.
Survived the Cambodian Holocaust by the Khmer Rouge
www.heroism.org /class/1970/pran.html   (778 words)

 Brandeis Justice News
Sponsored by the Brandeis Cambodian Culture Club, the week aimed to educate the student body as well as to honor those who died during the holocaust.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards and the winner of three, "Killing Fields" is a cinematic exploration of the Khmer Rouge's Cambodian holocaust in the 1970s.
On Wednesday, there was a student panel discussion on the Cambodian holocaust, and the situation of Cambodian refugees in the United States.
people.brandeis.edu /~justice/oldjustice/archives/newsarchives/3news111400.html   (892 words)

 Stephanie Dispatch
Between 1975 and 1979, they murdered nearly 2 million Cambodians for crimes ranging from being "too educated" to "not revolutionary enough." Victims were often forced to kneel in front of trenches before being bludgeoned to death with a shovel.
Cambodian Thida Mam was 15 years old at the time.
Every single school, library, theater, bank, hospital and temple in the nation was shut down as Cambodians headed to the countryside at gunpoint.
www.ustrek.org /odyssey/semester2/040401/040401stephcambodia.html   (2246 words)

 Geometry.Net - Basic C Books: Cambodian Government
If you are familiar with Cambodian history of the Khmer Rouge regime, this book is indeed a chilling read.
I had to read "the tradedy of cambodian history" by David Chandler for a history course at my university.
Cambodian peace negotiations : prospects for a settlement : hearings before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on For...
www.geometry.net /basic_c_bk/cambodian_government.html   (1217 words)

 Web Resources - Explore
Angkor Wat Internet: #CAMBODIA WEB:This site is created and maintained by the Cambodian Student Association of San Diego, CA in collaboration with other Cambodian students around the world.
Cambodian Genocide Program: In December 1994, the Cambodia Genocide Program (CGP) at Yale University received a grant of $499,000 from the Office of Cambodian Genocide Investigations, Bureau of East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State.
CAAP:The Cambodian Artists Assistance Project is a small, grassroots project organized by Cambodian holocaust survivors now living in the United States and American-born artists and writers.
www.cambodianmasters.org /masters/Library/pages/web_resources.htm   (547 words)

 Remember the Killing Fields
Last year was the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust.
Taking a cue from survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, Saphan Ros, executive director of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, says his organization has begun to raise funds for a Cambodian Holocaust memorial.
"The Cambodians of the Greater Philadelphia region have resolved on erecting a memorial to the countless thousands of their friends and relatives who died in the grim 'killing fields' of the Khmer Rouge," writes Ros in a fundraising letter he's sending to corporations and foundations in the region.
www.citypaper.net /articles/111496/article019.shtml   (280 words)

 Welcome to World Cambodian Congress
Disregarding the will of the Cambodian people and yielding to threats of violence by the Vietnamese-installed Cambodian People's Party (CPP), a power-sharing arrangement between the winning royalist Funcinpec party and the CPP guaranteed CPP Prime Minister Hun Sen a continued monopoly on power.
It means that the U.N. is entrusting justice for the countless victims of the Cambodian holocaust to a former Khmer Rouge soldier who today rules the country through violence, intimidation, corruption and fear.
Donors should place the destiny of Cambodia in the hands of Cambodians by forcefully denouncing the CPP's ongoing subversion of the electoral process, obstruction of opposition access to the media, and use of violence and intimidation to mar the pre-election climate.
www.wccpd.org /news/news77.html   (845 words)

 CNN - Cambodian refugees flee to Thailand - August 1, 1997
It was the first time large numbers of Cambodians had been allowed across the border since before U.N.-sponsored elections in Cambodia in 1993.
More than 15,000 displaced Cambodians who have been unable to cross into Thailand farther north at O'Smach received emergency food supplies this week, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said.
Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors - an ad hoc group of Cambodians and non-Cambodians interested in documenting Cambodian survivor stories on the Internet.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9708/01/cambodia.refugees   (708 words)

 ARTSZONE: In The Shadow of Angkor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cambodian artists have responded directly to the horrors of the late 1970s.
Their eyes are open and, because they died for no reason, they do not want to be reborn, to live through Cambodian genocide.
Cambodians are invited to tell their personal stories at this sad and powerful web site: http://www.cybercambodia.com/dachs/stories/story.html
www.ovationtv.com /artszone/programs/angkor/daze.html   (510 words)

 Haing S. Ngor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ngor himself lived through the Cambodian holocaust, and survived by hiding the fact that he was an obstetrician and gynecologist.
As an educated person and a professional, he would have been killed under the harsh regime and purges of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
In 1988, he wrote Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey, detailing his life under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haing_S._Ngor   (374 words)

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