Category: SURVIVORS’

Lao Sunthareth, Student

I grew up in a middle class family; we had a car. My father Lao Chheng Sorn worked in a laboratory at a private hospital

Phin Ratha, Student

I was born in Takeo Province, but during the Lon Nol regime, my family fled to Vietnam because it was not safe in my village.

Mei Monyroath, Student

I was the oldest son in a family of six children. My father Mei Sam Aol was a government nurse at a hospital in Phnom

Lao Um, Teacher

My father was ordained a monk when he was young and taught in the monastery. Sending a son to the monastery was customary among older

Chey Phon, Teacher

My father died of old age before the Lon Nol regime took control of Cambodia, so my mother sold mats to support our family. But

Uk Sivutha, Teacher

When I was young, I wanted to study so that I could become a teacher. I had seen that teachers were well educated, dressed smartly,

Lam Som, School Inspector

When we were small, my father liked to play with us, pretending he was an elephant. He would take a big mattress, fold it in

Mong Muon, Nurse

Five of my ten children died during the Khmer Rouge regime. My two oldest boys, Muon and Mut, were executed. My third son, Ty, starved