The Khmer Rouge’s Mobile Units

Bophana Center is pleased to invite Prof. Vong Sotheara Head of History Department of Royal University of Phnom Penh who will deliver a lecture on the Khmer Rouge’s Mobile Units based on his personal experiences under the Khmer Rouge.

April 17, 1975 marked the Fall of Phnom Penh and the beginning of
the Khmer Rouge regime takeover that resulted in immense suffering,
genocide and the almost complete annihilation of Cambodian heritage.
In 2015, to commemorate this day 40 years on, Bophana Center will
organize series of events to transmit and share the memory and history
on the darkest period of the Khmer Rouge to younger generations.

Under the Khmer Rouge, everyone was assigned to work. Young children
performed light tasks, while the elderly looked after children, animals
and made baskets. The adults assigned to work in the Mobile Units were
given the most difficult tasks like digging the canals, and reservoirs,
building dikes, cutting logs, clearing land for cultivation...etc.
These Mobile Units were supposed to move from one place to another
to complete the assigned tasks by Khmer Rouge’s Angkar.

We will start with prof. Vong Sotheara, Stay tuned for the upcomming events.

The lecture will be in Khmer language.

Free entry. All are welcome.


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  • January 13, 2015 · 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Conferences