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Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors
     

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors

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by Dith Pran, Kim DePaul
 

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ISBN-10: 0300078730

ISBN-13: 9780300078732

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press


This extraordinary book contains eyewitness accounts of life in Cambodia during Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, accounts written by survivors who were children at the time. The book has been put together by Dith Pran, whose own experiences in Cambodia were so graphically portrayed in the film The Killing Fields.

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This extraordinary book contains eyewitness accounts of life in Cambodia during Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, accounts written by survivors who were children at the time. The book has been put together by Dith Pran, whose own experiences in Cambodia were so graphically portrayed in the film The Killing Fields.

The testimonies related here bear poignant witness to the slaughter the Khmer Rouge inflicted on the Cambodian people. The contributors—most of them now in the United States and pictured in photographs that accompany their stories—report on life in Democratic Kampuchea as seen through children's eyes. They speak of their bewilderment and pain as Khmer Rouge cadres tore their families apart, subjected them to harsh brainwashing, drove them from their homes to work in forced-labor camps, and executed captives in front of them. Their stories tell of suffering and the loss of innocence, the struggle to survive against all odds, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078732
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Southeast Asia Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
633,210
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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If you are a student, of any kind, of modern Cambodian history and are aware of the atrocities that these children grew up under, then this book will paint a clear picture of their childhood. It will place you alongside not one, but many different individuals that survived the horror of the Khmer Rouge. A gripping account of acutal people and actual events. A superb collection of short stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a student (formal or informal) of modern Cambodian history and are aware of the atrocities that these children grew up under, then this book will paint a vivid picture of their childhood. It will place you alongside not one, but many different individuals that survived the horror of the Khmer Rouge. A gripping account of acutal people and actual events. A fantastic collection of short stories.