Timothy Williams has published an article “Remembering and silencing complexity in post-genocide memorialisation: Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum” in Memory Studies. In the article, he explores how complexity around roles of perpetrator, victim or hero is remembered and silenced in a post-genocide memorial space that included many complex political actors during its tenure as a security centre: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia. He studies the audio guide and permanent and temporary exhibitions (as well as changes to these) and shows how these allow for a co-existence of competing memories, demonising the Khmer Rouge regime for its immense cruelty and simultaneously constructing victimhood for former Khmer Rouge cadres. This could serve as a starting point for discussing complexity, but instead silences in the exhibitions and audio guide create an ambivalence in attributing these roles that masks this complexity.

The article is open access and can be downloaded here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/17506980211037288