The first Memorial in remembrance of the Fall of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975 and in homage to the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide. The Cambodian Tragedy Memorial Project is officially one of the 13 current civil party reparations projects upheld, supported and defended by the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) in case 002/01 against former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
40 years ago, the nation of Cambodia was thrown into a period of darkness that resulted in close to 2 millions deaths, almost 1/4 of its total population. The Cambodian genocide left no Cambodian untouched. Yet despite the loss of so many, millions of others have survived.
It is to honor Those Who Are No Longer Here as well as their loved ones who keep their memory alive that this project was initiated.
This Memorial belongs to them. This Memorial belongs to you who make the decision to support it. This Memorial will belong to the new generations of Cambodians so that they may live and grow in awareness.
With absolute violence and intolerance, the Khmer Rouge tried every measure possible to eradicate the identity, the culture, the consciouness, and the mind of the Khmer people. Every step we take together towards healing and finding reconciliation with Cambodia’s painful history is a victory over inhumanity.
This Kick-starter project will only be funded if at least $85,000 is pledged by Sun, Jul 27 2014. READ MORE.