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Cambodia’s Holocaust. Background. In 1970, the head of state disposed on a coup d’etat as the US and South Vietnamese invaded to destroy communist bases. In 1972, two million Cambodians were made homeless by the war between Lon Nol and Khmer Rouge. By 1973 congress ended bombings.

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Background

In 1970, the head of state disposed on a coup d’etatas the US and South Vietnamese invaded to destroy communist bases. In 1972, two million Cambodians were made homeless by the war between Lon Nol and Khmer Rouge. By 1973 congress ended bombings.

The Cambodian Holocaust began in 1975 when Nol fled to Hawaii and Rouge set up a democracy. But the population was forced into hard labor on the countryside.

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  • The Vietnamese became involved and captured Phnom Penh in 1979
  • The CGDK and the KPNFL are formed in 1982
  • The trial of KaingKhekIeu (also known as Duch), the director of S-21, began in a joint United Nations-Cambodia tribunal on 17 February 2009.
current status
Current Status
  • There is still unhealed wounds in Cambodia after the three civil wars have ended
  • Violent crime, impunity, and corruption culture deny the poor and oppressed
  • Millions of landmines remain in the ground from war
  • Slow economic growth and poverty
violation of human rights
Violation of Human Rights
  • Over 1.7 millions of people died due to this holocaust
  • Although the vast majority of prisoners interrogated and executed at S-21 were Cambodians, other victims were of Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai, Indian, Pakistani, British, United States, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian nationalities.
cambodia
Cambodia

The picture to the right is a map of Cambodia made purely out of human remains from the holocaust in the 1970s. Millions were brutally killed because of race and oppression.

the killing fields
The Killing Fields

This is a scene from a movie which depicts the civil war in Cambodia along with the holocaust which ended in 1979. However, although it came to an end, there is still unhealed wounds.