Cambodian genocide documented in victims' preserved clothes
March 2, 2018
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — As a leader in the field of textile conservation, Julia Brennan has worked to preserve many glamorous and historic articles of clothing, from a kimono presented to Babe Ruth, to singer James Brown's jumpsuit, to a British aristocrat's coronation gown.
Her profession, however, has also brought her into contact with humanity's darkest moments, including genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia.
Brennan recently began a project at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, where the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s tortured as many as 17,000 men, women...
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