Cambodian Genocide

By: Nicole Reichert, Corey Fortson, and Jasmin Justo

Eight Stages of Genocide

One: Classification

-Classified people into two groups: “Base people, and New People”.

-Base people were the peasant class and new people were urban people.

Two: Symbolization

-The Cambodians who wore blue and white checked scarf (Kroma ) were sent to certain areas to be worked to death.

- Anyone who wore glasses was to be killed on the spot. This is due to them having the ability to read.

Three: Dehumanization

-The Cambodians were seen as a threat to the society that was being made by the Khmer Rouge

-They were also described as “a dangerous source of pollution that needed removing”

Four: Organization

-Cities were evacuated and the citizens were split into different groups such as the old from the young, children from adults, and separation of families

-Citizens were also required to provide an autobiography to classify their background

Five: Polarization

-”New people” were required to do harder work and received less rations than the “Base people”

-Religious leaders, citizens with ties to the West, intelligent people, etc. were seen as threats to the Khmer Rouge

Six: Preparation

-April 17th 1975, the evacuation of Phnom Penh was a major step in preparation because many citizens were forced out and separated into different groups

Seven: Extermination

-One major cause of death was forced labor, both classes were forced to work long hours of the day with only little rations of food

-Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by mass executions

-Some citizens were put through prisons such as Tuol Sleng due to failure of meeting production standards

Eight: Denial

-Two Khmer Rouge leaders denied in their trial that they were never involved in any way with the Cambodian Genocide

Compare and Contrast

Propaganda

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