Related Projects


Cambodian Women’s Oral History Project: Life Stories of Survival under the Khmer Rouge Regime. NGO based in Phnom Penh. Supported by Cambodian Defenders Project, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Youth for Peace, and the Youth Resource Development Program.

Khmer Oral History Project of the Minnesota Historical Society. A part of a larger immigrant history project. This is a 1990 project of the Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee as a part of mock trial of the Khmer Rouge leadership for the crime of genocide. The project included fifteen interviews of the Minnesota’s Cambodian immigrant community who served as witnesses in the mock trial. Each interview includes a transcript, available in English and Khmer as appropriate. Copyright in the interviews is held by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.

The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 25+ Interviews with Cambodian artists and musicians as a part of a larger collection of stories, many referencing the Khmer Rouge period. Co-produced by the Khmer Dance Project and the Center for Khmer Studies. In Khmer and subtitled in English.

Cambodian Oral Histories of the Center for Lowell History. This contains 23 interviews that have been written down in English.

Cambodia: Oral Histories and Biographies: This website has twelve articles based on first-hand accounts of survivors of the Khmer Rouge reign. Some are transcripts of interviews and others have been paraphrased.

The Digital Archives of Cambodia Holocaust Survivors: This website has stories of Cambodia genocide survivors, and is looking for more stories.

Documentation Center of Cambodia. (DC-Cam) is a Cambodian non-governmental organization whose mission is to research and record the era of Democratic Kampuchea (April 17, 1975 – January 7, 1979).

The Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project.The Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project is aimed at educating the community about the richly diverse and unique role Cambodians have played in Stockton’s recent
history and their phenomenal contribution to the city’s arts, religion and culture.

The World Bank, Oral Histories: Cambodia: This is four interviews with people who worked in Cambodia. The World Bank’s goal is to end poverty, so somehow there is a link between understanding one’s history and ending poverty.

Supplementary Teaching Education Project (STEP): This non-profit organization provided projectors and screens to a library in Meanchey, Cambodia. They trained and taught librarians to hold and transcribe interviews. The project lasted from May 2010 – April 2011 and impacted many to be more open to talking about this dark past.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University: This link is for those wishing to read about recorded histories of Cambodian-American women whose stories were recorded by professors of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The link provides instructions for requesting these journals.

Khmer Rouge History: This website in the Khmer language gives a deep detail of the various actions of the Khmer Rouge during this regime including stories of survivors and details of daily life.