CAMBODIA: Help for the Auschwitz of Asia

Responding to the tragedy of a dying people

"I can say with a full sense of responsibility that no one is starving in our country.'' With those words, delivered in a Moscow interview last week, the Defense Minister of the Vietnamese-sponsored government of Cambodia blandly dismissed President Carter's pledge to provide $69 million in relief assistance to avert a ''tragedy of genocidal proportion'' taking place in what was once one of Southeast Asia's more peaceful and prosperous nations. Even as Pen Sovan spoke, his claim was being contradicted by eyewitnesses who were driven...

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