Documentation Center of Cambodia’s

Cambodian Genocide Public Education Program at Rutgers-Newark


The Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam) Cambodian Genocide Public Education Program (CGPEP) was launched in April 2005. The program’s activities are carried out through DC-Cam’s office at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.


DC-Cam is an independent Cambodian research institute that holds the world’s largest collection of primary Khmer Rouge documents. The CGPEP serves DC-Cam’s two main objectives – memory and justice – by reaching out to the North American public and supporting preliminary work needed by the United Nations (e.g., documentation, interpretation, translation) in preparing for the upcoming trials of senior Khmer Rouge leaders.


The CGPEP offers the following services to the public:

  •       Documentation. The public can view such materials as documents from and about the regime (all of DC-Cam’s collection of primary documents are available on microfiche and are housed at Rutgers’ Dana Library), films, audio tapes, magazines, books, and photographs from DC-Cam, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the National Archives of Cambodia, and other sources.

  •       Databases. DC-Cam maintains three databases on the Khmer Rouge and their victims: the DC-Cam Khmer Rouge History Database, the Cambodian Genocide Bibliographic Database, and the Cambodian Genocide Biographical Database. These databases can be used by academics and the general public for research. DC-Cam personnel at Rutgers also use the databases to help survivors of Democratic Kampuchea to search for information on lost loved ones.

  •       Research Opportunities. Students and members of the Cambodian-North American community are welcome to conduct research at the DC-Cam Rutgers office and submit articles, letters, photographs and other materials for publication in the Center’s magazine, Searching for the Truth.

  •       Lectures/Symposia. DC-Cam staff members and others affiliated with the Center periodically give talks and display documentation on the Cambodian genocide, international law, and other related topics. They also provide support for symposia, conferences and other related events sponsored by Rutgers and other organizations in North America.


  •       Oral History. DC-Cam’s staff, interns and volunteers, along with Rutgers students, interview Cambodian-Americans about their experiences during Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979). The interviews are taped and transcribed, and available to the public.

  •       Photo Exhibitions. CGPEP mounts periodic exhibitions at Rutgers’ Dana Library and other venues. The topics addressed include, for example, photographs of former Khmer Rouge perpetrators taken during the regime and today, with text on their reflections of life during Democratic Kampuchea and their views on justice. The exhibitions are available to travel to other locations throughout North America.

  •       Legal Training. CGPEP screens students wishing to participate in such events as a Khmer Rouge mock trial at Rutgers and summer legal training courses held in Phnom Penh.

  •       Internships. DC-Cam provides opportunities to apply for summer internships at DC-Cam in Phnom Penh and to volunteer at the Rutgers office.

The CGPEP is located at Hill Hall, Room 704, 360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. BlvD Newark, NJ 07102. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, please contact:


Alexander Hinton at ahinton@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Sa Fatily: truthfatily.s@dccam.org

Sreyneath Poole: sreyneath.poole@gmail.com


DC-Cam’s website is located at: www.dccam.org.