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USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Cambodia 1975-79

Introduction to and description of USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Angkor Wat Ta Prohm Temple doorway overgrown with tree roots

CC BY-SA 3.0; created by Gayle Karen 26 September 2011; retrieved from Wikimedia Commons

Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79

In 1975, the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia unleashed the killing during the next four years of close to two million Cambodians. Collaboration between USC Shoah Foundation and the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) on preservation of eyewitness testimony commenced in 2009 and has led to adaptation by DC-CAM of interview techniques developed for the Visual History Archive.

The Visual History Archive have five testimonies recorded, digitized, and indexed.  They should be integrated into the Archive in 2016.