It is impossible to comprehend something as vast as the killing fields of Cambodia unless one can reduce it to the personal. Imagine the devastation wrought from the creeping irreversible loss of memory felt by an Alzheimer’s patient. As the disease progresses with unrelenting tenacity, it obliterates any sense of family or community, leaving the victim isolated, frightened and powerless.
"Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 12
, Article 21.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss1/21