Skip to comments.Ieng Sary, the Romeikes, and Your Guide to Remembering Genocide
Posted on 04/06/2013 7:31:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
How do we view genocide in our public memory?
Some answers lie in two news stories from this week. One concerns the death of Ieng Sary, an 87-year-old former Khmer Rouge official who helped kill 1.7 million Cambodians in the late 1970s. The other involves German asylum seekers in Tennessee.
They seem unrelated, but a closer look reveals important unifying elements: both reflect how state-sponsored murder gets treated retrospectively. And both show how disparately each nation has recovered from its troubling and violent past.
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