Survivors Finally Talk about the Khmer Rouge

Survivors Finally Talk about the Khmer Rouge

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 772 , Segment 2

Episode: Great Recession Scars, Khmer Rouge Survivors Speak, Benjamin Franklin Cookbook

  • Mar 20, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 16:58 mins

Guest: Dana Bourgerie, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, BYU Many Cambodians who were alive during the years between 1975-1979 prefer not to talk about them. That was Pol Pot’s brutal reign, when his Khmer Rouge regime tortured and executed millions of Cambodians. Families were split up and sent to work in separate labor camps under the watch of violent guards. Many people simply disappeared. The reluctance of Khmer Rouge survivors to talk about that awful period has led to a generation of young people today who have little understanding of their own family history.

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