The U.N.-assisted Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia, which last week began hearing the first genocide case against a former Khmer Rouge official, hopes to find justice for the 1.7 million people who were worked to death, starved or executed by the communist regime, and to set the record straight for survivors and history.The subject isn't taught in schools, and many survivors find it hard to tell their children about it. When they do, some children don't believe them.
The report found that 81 percent of Cambodians under age 29 said their knowledge of the period was "poor or very poor." Eighty-four percent said what they knew came from families and friends.
Balthazard added that they probably are "more interested in MTV and technology than what happened 30 years ago."
Still, most of those surveyed said they want to learn more.