An important part of Rob’s journey was to give testimony at the current war crimes tribunal. Telling stories, bearing witness, giving testimony is a method of gaining justice, seeking accountability, writing history and gaining some closure.
This is a brief introduction to six Khmer Kiwis who came to New Zealand as refugees. They graciously re-told their stories and experiences so that we could share it with you. We will be adding more in depth interviews shortly.
It is essential that important events in history be studied and any lessons learned, particularly when horrific crimes were committed, so that they are not erased from the collective memory. If such significant events are forgotten, it can appear as if they had never occurred.