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Khmer Oral History Project

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Description On June 9, 1990, at the Minnesota State Capitol, the Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee held a mock trial of the Khmer Rouge leadership for the crime of genocide. Members of Minnesota’s Khmer (Cambodian) immigrant community served as witnesses in the mock trial, emotionally recounting their personal experiences in the years 1975-79, a period in which an estimated 1.7 million people were killed by the Khmer Rouge-led government of Cambodia. At the conclusion of the mock trial, a panel of Minnesota public officials serving as members of the “International Court of Justice” found Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, and his agents guilty of the crime of genocide. The 1990 mock trial led to the Khmer Oral History Project, during which members of the Khmer community were interviewed on videotape about their experiences during the years of the genocide in Cambodia, their experiences in refugee camps, and their emigration to the United States. Each interview includes a transcript, available in English and Khmer as appropriate. Copyright in the interviews is held by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.
Quantity 1 project
17 hours videocassette
495 pages transcript
Format Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Narrator: Chhour, Thaly
Narrator: Bun, Loeung
Narrator: Em, Samphoun
Narrator: Hang, Monoram
Narrator: Kong, Khon
Narrator: Lat, Choup
Narrator: Munstock, Lar
Narrator: Nelson, Henry
Narrator: Niev, Sova
Narrator: Nor, Y
Narrator: Phuong, Phorm
Narrator: Yorm, Sok
Narrator: Prom, Seng
Narrator: Som, Channy
Narrator: Tan, Chamreun
Narrator: Yan, Yoeuth
Interviewer: Thomas, Ms. Cheryl A.
Interviewer: Frey, Mark
Interviewer: Bristol-Kagan, Leigh
Interviewer: Jacks, Sharon
Interpreter: Eam, Dany
Interviewer: Dorsey, Jim
Interviewer: Perman, Naomi
Interviewer: Foster, Wood
Interviewer: Oglesby, Dwight
Interpreter: Tran, Rich
Interviewer: Richey, Paula
Interviewer: Koy, Chantha
Interviewer: Zdrazil, Al
Interpreter: Poch, Sothea Phea - Khmer Archive Project
Interviewer: Smith, Steve - Khmer Archive Project
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Khmer (Cambodian)
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 07/01/1992 - Not later than 08/31/1992

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 91
Accession Number AV1993.120
More Info MHS Library Catalog
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