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20 2023

Three Years, Eight Months, & Twenty Days: Cambodia & the Search for Justice

Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days: The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice

WHEN: on display August 30 through December 20
Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, in Branchburg
ADMISSION: The event is free of charge and open to the public.  
To schedule a visit of the exhibition on view at the College, contact Michelle Edgar, RVCC Program Specialist, at

School and community groups are invited to schedule a free tour of an exhibition, Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days: The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice. The exhibition, on loan from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, is being hosted by the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC.

The exhibition features prints created from dozens of photographs and artwork of survivors of the genocide in Cambodia. 
Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days refers to the amount of time the Cambodian people were subjected to starvation, labor, and execution under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Between the inhumane treatment of the collective farms and the infamous killing fields, approximately one-quarter of Cambodia’s population was killed. The reign of terror ended when Cambodia was invaded by Vietnamese troops and their Cambodian supporters in January 1979. Despite this, many leaders operated with impunity in remote parts of the country for over a decade. Only recently has the country been able to confront those responsible within a relatively new legal framework.

Created in partnership with the Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern School of Law, and the Sleuk Rith Institute, the exhibition details the history of the Pol Pot regime, the devastation of the Cambodian population, and the long process to prosecute the perpetrators. 

Sponsor: The Jewish Federation of West-Central New Jersey