Survival in the Killing Fields

Survival in the Killing Fields Author Haing Ngor
ISBN-10 0786713151
ISBN-13 9780786713158
Year 2003-12-26
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust That s who I am says Haing Ngor And in his memoir Survival in the Killing Fields he tells the gripping and frequently terrifying story of his term in the hell created by the communist Khmer Rouge Like Dith Pran the Cambodian doctor and interpreter whom Ngor played in an Oscar winning performance in The Killing Fields Ngor lived through the atrocities that the 1984 film portrayed Like Pran too Ngor was a doctor by profession and he experienced firsthand his country s wretched descent under the Khmer Rouge into senseless brutality slavery squalor starvation and diseaseall of which are recounted in sometimes unimaginable horror in Ngor s poignant memoir Since the original publication of this searing personal chronicle Haing Ngor s life has ended with his murder which has never been satisfactorily solved In an epilogue written especially for this new edition Ngor s coauthor Roger Warner offers a glimpse into this complex enigmatic man s last yearsyears that he lived like his country scarred and incapable of fully healing

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