Publisher description for Beyond the killing fields : voices of nine Cambodian survivors in America / Usha Welaratna.


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Counter 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 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 powerful first-person narratives of men, women, and children who survived the holocaust and have begun new lives in America.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cambodia History 1975-1979, Political atrocities Cambodia, Political refugees Cambodia, Political refugees United States