Erich Follath: The Children of Killing Fields. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Cambodia)

The Children of Killing Fields

The path of Cambodia from a land of terror to a paradise for tourists

Original Title: Die Kinder der Killing Fields

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04387-0
€ 19.95 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 9, 2009
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Erich  Follath - The Children of Killing Fields


More than 30 years ago, Cambodia fell victim to the terror of the Khmer Rouge, which murdered almost a quarter of its population on the Killing Fields. Now, at last, those responsible have had to appear before a tribunal. Erich Follath has described a fascinating country with its thousands-year-old culture and history fighting the shadows of a savage past.

The rift goes through every family: almost every fourth Cambodian was killed by the Khmer Rouge. This autumn, thirty years after the end of this bloody regime, an international court begins to process the mass murders. “Brother Number One” Pol Pot is dead, but his second in command sits in the court dock in Phnom Penh, together with four other former leaders.

The author spoke to those actively responsible, to sympathizers and to survivors of the genocide, as well as to lawyers and judges from the tribunal. He has drawn a moving portrait of a traumatized nation but also underlines the vitality of the Khmer and their hospitality. He describes Angkor from its beginnings until today, the most impressive complex of ancient temples in the world and the starting point of all Cambodia's triumphs and tragedies.


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