Killing Fields - Cambodia 1975

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Gerard, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Gotthard,

    Another Holocaust.

    Man never seems to learn the lessons from the past, much the pity.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    I remember the movie "Killing Fields"; it is still fresh in my memory. And it still happens. Again and again...
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Tom,
    You are dead on in your assessment, another holocaust indeed. What got me interested in it was an article published in the observer about Cambodia's lost pop stars, 60's and 70's pop stars who were annihilated in the Killing Fields entitled "Voices from the Killing Fields". I'm not a fan of the genre but it was astonishing to see that the Khmer rouge had literally killed an entire genre of music by killing off its top stars. Very very tragic and sad. Here is the article (should you be interested): A voice from the killing fields | Music | Observer Music Monthly

    Here is some of the music by the artists featured in the article:

    YouTube - Ros Sereysothea
     
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Gotthard,

    I believe that there is a Genocide trial being conducted at the moment with a past High ranking member of the Khmer Rouge.

    It took the Vietnamese to oust the regime, unfortunately I never delved too much into SE Asia affairs.
    But from what I know it was a very messy business.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I was always remember seeing a place that was just filled with skulls, awful.
     
  8. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Not related to the killing fields of Cambodia, however when I was serving in Vietnam in a U.S. Army Aviation unit we flew into Cambodia and had to wear civilian clothes.

    This thread just reminded me of it.
     
  9. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    Similar events, what ever you want to refer to them as whether you call them genocide, holocaust,etc have happened after the events of World War II, it's a shame only a few of them are brought to light and investigated.
     

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