After the demise of Democratic Kampuchea in 1979, massive exodeus of
Cambodian survivors began moving toward Cambodian-Thai borders. Some were
forced and used as human shields by Khmer Rouge. Others sought to find food or
safe haven beyond the Killing Fields. Along the journey, they were brutalized and
slaughtered in the lawless jungles by Cambodian guerillas and Thai soldiers.
Many were confined in various refugee camps for many years without hopes and
dreams. Life in refugee camps was miserable and arduous. Some succeeded in their quest,
but others failed. Painful
memory will continue haunting those survivors for the rest of their lives.
This project is established in order to preserve the memories and legacy of Cambodian
refugees - alive or deceased. So, Cambodian generations should never forget. Please review
these documents and galleries with solemn and reverent respects.
Chhan D. Touch,