Related Projects


Cambodian Oral Histories of the Center for Lowell History. This project contains 11 interviews transcribed in English.

Cambodian Women’s Oral History Project: Life Stories of Survival under the Khmer Rouge Regime. NGO based in Phnom Penh. Supported by Cambodian Defenders Project, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Youth for Peace, and the Youth Resource Development Program.

The Digital Archives of Cambodia Holocaust Survivors (DACHS). This website has stories of Cambodia genocide survivors and is looking for more stories.

Documentation Center of Cambodia is a Cambodian non-governmental organization whose mission is to research and record the era of Democratic Kampuchea (17 April 1975 – 7 January 1979).

Khmer Oral History Project of the Minnesota Historical Society. A part of a larger immigrant history effort, this 1990 project of the Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee as a part of a mock trial of the Khmer Rouge leadership for the crime of genocide. The project includes fifteen interviews of Minnesota’s Cambodian immigrant community who served as witnesses in the mock trial. Each interview includes a transcript, available in English and Khmer as appropriate. Copyright in the interviews is held by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.

Khmer Rouge History This Khmer language website provides accounts of various actions of the Khmer Rouge regime, including stories of survivors and details of daily life.

The New York Public Library Digital Collections. More than 25 interviews with Cambodian artists and musicians as a part of a larger collection of stories, many referencing the Khmer Rouge period. Co-produced by the Khmer Dance Project and the Center for Khmer Studies. In Khmer and subtitled in English.

The Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project. The Stockton Cambodian Oral History Project is aimed at educating the community about the richly diverse and unique role Cambodians have played in Stockton’s recent history and their phenomenal contribution to the city’s arts, religion and culture.

Supplementary Teaching Education Project (STEP). This non-profit organization provided projectors and screens to a library in Meanchey, Cambodia. The project staff trained and taught librarians to hold and transcribe interviews. The effort lasted from May 2010 – April 2011 and helped many to be more open to talking about this dark past.

The World Bank, Oral Histories: Cambodia. This site contains five interviews with people who worked in Cambodia. The World Bank’s goal is to end poverty and this project seeks to link the understanding of people’s history and the alleviation of their poverty.

The OH Project, Portland Oregon. This project was started by the Cambodian American Community of Oregon in 2009. The purpose of this project was to pass down stories and Khmer culture to future generations. There are clips from five interviews, each with a video and English transcription. 

Living Memory of the Khmer. Northern Illinois University began this project to document Cambodian history and hardship from 1950-1990. The twelve interviews highlight important historical events as well as individual stories from Khmer Rouge survivors. The videos include English subtitles. 

Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA).

A project by UMass Lowell, a research university in Lowell, MA, is seeking to collect and preserve oral histories of Southeast Asian Americans. It began in 2019, and has four interviews from Cambodian Americans who lived during the Khmer Rouge Era–but they are hoping to collect more. This website includes audio files and English transcriptions of the interviews.