This year, all incoming students were asked to read “Lucky Child,” by Luong Ung. The book details her survival of the Khmer Rouge genocide, and her return to Cambodia to seek out family that was left behind there. To coincide with this, the Library has installed an exhibit designed to provide some background information on the Khmer Rouge regime, which, under dictator Pol Pot, was responsible for as many as 2 million deaths between 1975-1979. Another portion of the exhibit details current and recent genocides, and the cases inside the library highlight organizations that are working to combat the atrocities of genocide and related issues.
Please stop by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library to see the exhibit. Not able to make it in person? You can see pictures of the exhibit by clicking on the links below:
See a slideshow of the exhibit
See pictures and leave comments
Additionally, there is a wealth of information online about topics covered in this exhibit, including:
- A sample of paintings by Vann Nath, a survivor of the Tuol Sleng prison, on display at the Human Rights Watch website.
- The Cambodian Genocide Program, sponsored by Yale University’s Genocide Studies Program.
- The University of Minnessota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Reminder: The library sponsors its own displays and exhibits, and welcomes requests to provide temporary space for faculty, staff or students who wish to sponsor an exhibit. If you are interested in creating an exhibit for the Library, please call (203) 254-4000 ext. 2587 or e-mail Jackie Kremer.