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Since its inception in 1995, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has been at the forefront of documenting the myriad atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era. Focusing on memory and justice, DC-Cam seeks to help Cambodians discover the truths upon which a genuine national reconciliation depends. As a major source of information about Cambodia’s genocide for academics, lawyers, journalists and the general public in Cambodia and abroad, DC-Cam is respected around the world and supported by sponsors, scholars and experts in the USA, Europe, Asia and Canada.
DC-Cam’s Public Information Room at Rutgers University was set up in 2005 in order to collect and disseminate information on Khmer Rouge history, with a particular emphasis on assisting the Cambodian North American community. This office also:
• Serves as a reciprocal exchange between DC-Cam and Rutgers students and faculty
• Facilitates internships/externships at DC-Cam for Rutgers students
• Presents research and training opportunities for Rutgers students and faculty
• Provides a venue for exhibitions, conferences, and seminars
• Locates information for and provide translations to personnel from the UN, members of the legal community, scholars, and others interested in the upcoming tribunal.
In the past three years DC-Cam has transferred approximately 550 reels of microfilm to establish a Cambodia Collection at John Cotton Dana Library that will enable researchers interested in the Khmer Rouge history to have open access to the primary Khmer Rouge documentary materials. We have also launched various exhibitions, including “Night of the Khmer Rouge,” “The Khmer Rouge Then and Now: A Photographic Exhibition,” and "Genocide: Who Are the Senior Leaders to be Judged?" DC-Cam has also co-hosted conferences at Rutgers-Newark on the legal and other issues of the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Many of DC-Cam publications are accessible to Rutgers faculty, staff and students. They include:
A History of Democratic Kampuchea: 1975-1979
Khmer Rouge Division 703: From Victory to Self-Destruction
Magazine Searching for the Truth (2000-2006)
Night of the Khmer Rouge: Genocide and Justice in Cambodia
Reconciliation in Cambodia
Seven Candidates for Prosecution
Still Lives: Photographs from the Cambodian Genocide
The Chain of Terror
The Cham Rebellion
Victims and Perpetrators
Khmer Translations include:
Journey into Light
The Diary of Anne Frank
Voice from S-21
When the War Was Over