QUESTIONS I AM ASKED ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST: By Hédi Fried Translated from the English by Sovicheth Meta (2019)

Duty to Remember No matter the circumstance, civilization cannot advance unless it remembers. It is never difficult to remember happiness, peace, and prosperity. Governments will naturally extol (or reinterpret) historical narratives that illuminate heroism, beauty, and virtue from the past that supports contemporary institutions, ideas, and beliefs. Yet societies must inquire further—researching the mistakes, crimes, […]

FROM THE KHMER ROUGE TO HAMBALI: Cham Identities in a Global Age – Eng Kok-Thay, Ph.D. Translated by Huy Samphors, Sirik Savina (2014)

This book explores different forms of Cham identity in relation to this minority’s history, society and culture. It has three goals: first, to provide the most comprehensive overview of Cham history and social structure; second, to illustrate how Cham identities have changed through time; and third, to consider whether in the aftermath of Democratic Kampuchea […]

THE HIJAB OF CAMBODIA: Memories of Cham Muslim Women after the Khmer Rouge – So Farina (2011)

This book examines Cham Muslim women’s experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime through the complexities of memory and narrative and uncovers compelling stories of survival and resistance. Khmer Rouge genocidal policies ruptured ethnic and religious identities and resulted in the disproportionate death of the Cham group. Guided by their desire to preserve their families and […]

THE TEACHER GUIDE BOOK: The Teaching of “A History of Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979)” – Chea Phala, Ed.D, & Christopher Dearing, Esq Translated by Pheng Pong-Rasy, Dy Khamboly (2010)

This guidebook would not have been possible without the hard work of countless individuals, some of whom have been instrumental to its success. I would like to thank H.E. Mr. Im Sethy for both his commitment to genocide education for Cambodia’s children and his commitment to justice for Khmer Rouge victims. I would also like […]

BROTHER ENEMY – Nayan Chanda Translated by Tep Meng Khean (2007)

This book by the bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review examines the third Indochina War and offers an explanation for the Cambodian genocide. Chanda posits that the Khmer Rouge built their revolution at breakneck speed to prepare for a life-and- death struggle against the Vietnamese, and the means they used to do this […]

JOURNEY TO FREEDOM: Ronnie Yimsut Translated by Eng Kok-Thay (2006)

In this memoir, Cambodian-American Yimsut recalls his experiences as a 15-year old boy who survived five years of civil war, three years in a labor camp, Thai prison, and refugee camps before becoming a naturalized US citizen. Funding provided by NZAID (New Zealand) and the author.