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Children of the Cambodian Genocide

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Title

Children of the Cambodian Genocide

Subject

Genocide -- Cambodia.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Gregory Stanton, Director, Genocide Watch. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-09-08

Contributor

Stanton, Gregory
Proctor, Cecily

Relation

G36-00053
Tape Number: 4063F

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Cambodia.

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Interviewer

Proctor, Cecily

Interviewee

Stanton, Gregory

Transcription

It's hard to explain the feeling that one has walking through a mass grave. I've walked through mass graves in Cambodia, in Rwanda, and in other countries, and it never -- it's never something that you can get used to. It shocks you every time. In fact, you have nightmares every time.

I think the horror of it is probably most visibly expressed in the image that I have -- that I couldn't get of my head, in fact, for months after I was in Cambodia -- of a tiny skeleton with a Mickey Mouse t-shirt on it. I could only think, "How could anybody -- how could anybody do this?"

And my own children are Cambodian. We adopted Cambodian children. So, when I see those -- when I see those skeletons and I see those skulls, and I think of all of those children that could have survived, I think of my own children. And I think, "What a terrible crime." And it makes me so angry, and I want to cry out for justice. And that's why I have decided to spend the rest of my life fighting genocide, 'cause I think it's the worst crime in the world, and it has to stop.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:07

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Children of the Cambodian Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed October 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/308.

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