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The Resource The master of confessions : the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Thierry Cruvellier ; translated from the French by Alex Gilly

The master of confessions : the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Thierry Cruvellier ; translated from the French by Alex Gilly

Label
The master of confessions : the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer
Title
The master of confessions
Title remainder
the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer
Statement of responsibility
Thierry Cruvellier ; translated from the French by Alex Gilly
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
With chilling clarity, a veteran international journalist delineates the totalitarian ideology and horrific crimes of the leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. A witness to and chronicler of the war-crimes trials of Rwanda (Court of Remorse, 2010), Cruvellier likewise attended the arduous eight-month Khmer Rouge Tribunal in 2009 of the notorious head of the S-21 "death mill" in Phnom Penh, Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch. Duch managed the prison, formerly a high school, between 1975 and 1979, and he was tasked with interrogating, eliciting confessions by torture and "smashing" the victim--the verb preferred by the court. A meticulous, methodical former math teacher and a loyal Khmer party member, Duch, then in his mid-30s, was the "perfect fit for the job" of interrogator. The pride he took in his work was reflected in the careful records he diligently kept and did not destroy before he fled upon the invasion of the Vietnamese in early 1979
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YDXCP
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Cruvellier, T.
Dewey number
  • 341.69
  • 959.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
KZ1208.C36
LC item number
K36213 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Gilly, Alex
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  • Kang, Kech Ieu
  • Trials (Crimes against humanity)
  • War crime trials
  • Political atrocities
Label
The master of confessions : the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Thierry Cruvellier ; translated from the French by Alex Gilly
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Note
Originally published in France in 2011 by Editions Gallimard/Versilio as Le maître des aveux
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn858660146
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780062329547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858660146
Label
The master of confessions : the making of a Khmer Rouge torturer, Thierry Cruvellier ; translated from the French by Alex Gilly
Publication
Note
Originally published in France in 2011 by Editions Gallimard/Versilio as Le maître des aveux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858660146
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780062329547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858660146

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