After The Killing Fields

Author: Craig Etcheson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985134
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After The Killing Fields from the Author: Craig Etcheson. The story of the twenty-five year effort to bring to justice the architects of the Cambodian genocide, this study explains why those who orchestrated the murder of 2.2 million people continue to escape responsibility.

Beyond The Killing Fields

Author: Usha Welaratna
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804723725
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Beyond The Killing Fields from the Author: Usha Welaratna. In 1975, after years of civil war, Cambodians welcomed the Khmer Rouge. Once in power, the regime closed Cambodia to the outside world. Four years later, when the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia and defeated the Khmer Rouge, the world learned how the Khmer Rouge had turned the country into killing fields. After the Vietnamese takeover, thousands of Cambodians fled their homeland. This book presents the Cambodian refugee experience through nine first-person narratives of men, women and children who survived the holocaust and have begun new lives in America.

After They Killed Our Father

Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780577583
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After They Killed Our Father from the Author: Loung Ung. In 1980, at the age of ten, Loung Ung escaped a devastated Cambodia and flew to the US as a refugee. She and her eldest brother, with whom she escaped, left behind their three surviving siblings, and her book is alternately heart-wrenching and heart-warming, as it follows the parallel lives of Loung and her closest sister, Chou, during the 15 years it took for them to be reunited. Their two worlds were very different, and Loung's depiction of the contrast between her life in the affluent West and that of her sister, who navigated her way through landmine-strewn fields and survived raids by the Khmer Rouge, is laced with the guilt she feels about being the lucky one. This powerful story helps us to understand what happens when a family is torn apart by politics, adversity and war. It is also the compelling and inspirational tale of a remarkable woman.

Beyond The Killing Fields

Author: Sydney Hillel Schanberg
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975052
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Beyond The Killing Fields from the Author: Sydney Hillel Schanberg. An anthology of war reporting and commentary by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist includes articles covering the Vietnam War, Cambodia, and the Iraq War.

Working In The Killing Fields

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612347355
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Working In The Killing Fields from the Author: Howard Ball. While the specifics of individual wars vary, they share a common epilogue: the task of finding and identifying the “disappeared.” The Bosnian war of the early 1990s, which destroyed the sovereign state of Yugoslavia, is no exception. In Working in the Killing Fields, Howard Ball focuses on recent developments in the technology of forensic science and on the work of forensic professionals in Bosnia following that conflict. Ball balances the examination of complex features of new forensic technology with insights into the lives of the men and women from around the globe who are tasked with finding and excavating bodies and conducting pathological examinations. Having found the disappeared, however, these same pathologists must then also explain the cause of death to international-court criminal prosecutors and surviving families of the victims. Ball considers the physical dangers these professionals regularly confront while performing their site excavations, as well as the emotional pain, including post-traumatic stress disorder, they contend with while in Bosnia and after they leave the killing fields. Working in the Killing Fields integrates discussion of cutting-edge forensic technology into a wider view of what these searches mean, the damage they do to people, and the healing and good they bring to those in search of answers. Even though the Balkan wars took place two decades ago, the fields where so many men, women, and children died still have gruesome and disturbing stories to tell. Ball puts the spotlight on the forensic professionals tasked with telling that story and on what their work means to them as individuals and to the wider world’s understanding of genocide and war.

From The Tobacco Fields To The Killing Fields And Back

Author: Robert Wall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462820832
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From The Tobacco Fields To The Killing Fields And Back from the Author: Robert Wall. Robert Wall is 18, living on a farm in North Carolina. He wants adventure and excitement and joins the Army. His first overseas tour takes him to Korea for 16 months, then to Fort Polk, Louisiana. He is discharged in 1957. Restless, he joins the Air Force in 1958 and is assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas for Jet Engine Repair School. He's shipped to Everux-Fauville Air Base in France for 18 months, then to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Discharged in 1962 he decides to re-enlist in the Army. After basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he graduated from International Morse Code School and volunteered for Special Forces (Green Berets). After successfully completing parachute school at Fort Benning, Georgia he was shipped to Fort Bragg, North Carolina and completed 8 months of Special Forces training. After additional Special Forces training for 18 months in Okinawa he volunteered for duty in Vietnam, serving 12 months as a communications supervisor. In 1968 he volunteered again for Vietnam, this time assigned to the top-secret outfit; MACV-SOG. Sent to Khe Sanh, he and his team ran reconnaissance missions in Laos and the Ho Chi Minh Trail, going from North Vietnam to South Vietnam, tolerating heat and jungle. After this tour he volunteered for the Canal Zone, working as a communication supervisor in Honduras until 1971. He spent the last 3 years of his enlistment as Operations Sergeant and Acting First Sergeant at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He retired August 1975.

Church Behind The Wire

Author: Barnabas Mam
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802483151
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Church Behind The Wire from the Author: Barnabas Mam. From the oppression and terror of the killing fields in Cambodia, this is the story of how one man's conversion led to a rebirth of faith that brought hope to a nation. Commissioned by Communists to spy on a Christian evangelistic crusade, Barnabas Mam instead discovered Jesus and came to faith in Him. After spending four years in prison camps at the hands of the Khmer Rouge Barnabas emerged as one of only 200 surviving Christians in all of Cambodia. God raised him up to became the foremost evangelist and church planter in a land broken by genocide. An inspiring story on a personal, church, and national level, this is more than a narrative--it's a blueprint for success for church growth of the most powerful kind.

Der Weite Weg Der Hoffnung

Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104902380
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Der Weite Weg Der Hoffnung from the Author: Loung Ung. ***Ein ergreifendes Buch über eine zerstörte Kindheit in einem zerstörten Land – jetzt auch verfilmt von Angelina Jolie*** Kambodscha im April 1975. Soldaten der Roten Khmer rücken in die Hauptstadt Phnom Penh vor. Das Land versinkt in Hunger, Grauen und Mord. Aus dem umhegten Kind Loung Ung wird ein elternloser Flüchtling, der im kambodschanischen Dschungel verzweifelt ums Überleben kämpft. Unsagbares Leid bricht über sie herein. Loung muss sich in einem Waisenlager zum Kindersoldaten ausbilden lassen, ihre Brüder und Schwestern kämpfen in Arbeitslagern verzweifelt um ihr Leben. Allein die Hoffnung, ihre Familie am Ende der Schreckensherrschaft wiederzusehen, spendet Loung Ung Trost. »Reden heißt, meine Familie in große Gefahr zu bringen. Mir fünf Jahren beginne ich zu verstehen, wie es ist, allein zu sein, still und einsam mit der Erwartung, dass mich jeder verletzen könnte.«

Behind The Killing Fields

Author: Gina Chon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812201598
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Behind The Killing Fields from the Author: Gina Chon. In recent history, atrocities have often been committed in the name of lofty ideals. One of the most disturbing examples took place in Cambodia's Killing Fields, where tens of thousands of victims were executed and hastily disposed of by Khmer Rouge cadres. Nearly thirty years after these bloody purges, two journalists entered the jungles of Cambodia to uncover secrets still buried there. Based on more than 1,000 hours of interviews with the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea, Behind the Killing Fields follows the journey of a man who began as a dedicated freedom fighter and wound up accused of crimes against humanity. Known as Brother Number 2, Chea was Pol Pot's top lieutenant. He is now in prison, facing prosecution in a United Nations-Cambodian tribunal for his actions during the Khmer Rouge rule, when more than two million Cambodians died. The book traces how the seeds of the Killing Fields were sown and what led one man to believe that mass killing was necessary for the greater good. Coauthor Sambath Thet, a Khmer Rouge survivor, shares his personal perspectives on the murderous regime and how some victims have managed to rebuild their lives. The stories of Nuon Chea and Sambath Thet collide when the two meet. While Thet holds Chea responsible for the death of his parents and brother, he strives for understanding over revenge in order to reveal the forces that destroyed his homeland in the name of creating utopia. In this age of suicide bombers and terror alerts, the world is still at a loss to comprehend the violence of zealots. Behind the Killing Fields bravely confronts this challenge in an exclusive portrait of one man's political madness and another's personal wisdom.