Cambodia Genocide

Case Study: Cambodia Genocide


When: 1975 – 1980

Where: Cambodia, Southeast Asia


  • Perpetrators: The Khmer Rouge
  • Targets: Intellectuals, Educated People, Professionals, Monks, Religious Enthusiasts, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Cambodians with Chinese, Vietnamese or Thai Ancestry.


  • ~2 million people dead
  • ~830,000 refugees

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USC Shoah Foundation: Since 1995, the Documentation Center of Cambodia has cataloged hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and thousands of photographs, mapped 189 prisons and 19,403 mass graves, and gathered extensive bibliographic, biographic, photographic, and geographic databases of information related to the genocide.

Video: Phansy Peang, survivor

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