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Countrywide project commemorates two decades of genocide research

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Countrywide project commemorates two decades of genocide research

In commemoration of the Documentation Center of Cambodia’s 20th anniversary this year, the genocide research group has set up over a dozen educational information boards throughout Cambodia focused on the Khmer Rouge era.

According to DC-Cam director Youk Chhang, the boards, set up in provincial museums and high schools, were aimed at young minds. “One of our strategies now is relating to the youth,” he said. Chhang added that the boards, which feature archival photographs and survivor testimonies collected by DC-Cam researchers over the past two decades, were expected to engage over 1,000 students.

They will stand for the entire year. “Students need time to digest this complex history,” said Chhang. “You don’t want to overwhelm them. You want to create a process for them and give them time to relate to it.” Chhang hoped the boards would encourage students to “start a dialogue” with their parents and relatives about the Khmer Rouge period.

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