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The Prison State: Genocide in Democratic Kampuchea

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The Prison State: Genocide in Democratic Kampuchea

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The Prison State: Genocide in Democratic Kampuchea

$5.00$10.00

Wednesday 29 March 2017

1:00pm

Between 1975 and 1979 the Khmer Rouge murdered roughly 20 per cent of its own population. The Cambodian Genocide was only possible because it was orchestrated by a small group of leaders. These men and women believed that mass murder was justified in order to achieve the perfect agrarian society. This seminar will examine how Pol Pot and his followers were able to exact such a terrible price on Cambodian society. Like other acts of genocide the Cambodian Genocide has left behind a legacy of trauma that Cambodian society continues to struggle with well into the twenty-first century.

Dr Ari Lander is an Education officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum.  He completed his doctorate at the University of New South Wales in 2013. His doctorate examined the history of the Zionist youth movements in Australia and the complex and evolving nature of Jewish identity in Australia. He previously lectured on the subject of the Holocaust and comparative genocide at UNSW.