Category: SURVIVORS’

Hong Kimtry, Nurse

loved studying when I was young, but my parents wanted me to get married. Even when I was pregnant, I kept studying until my belly

Tun Chhum, Doctor

I came from a poor farming family in Takeo Province, and was educated with my older brother who was a monk. There were no schools

Prum Thuch, Doctor

Thuch disappeared during the 1975 evacuation of Phnom Penh. He was born in Prey Veng Province, and after he finished high school, studied medicine in

Sot Neou, Doctor

Of my parents and thirteen siblings, only two of us survived the Khmer Rouge regime. Nearly all of them died in 1977 from starvation and

Ai Va, Food Services Manager

My husband and I were cousins; we grew up together in Kampong Cham Province. Our parents arranged our marriage when he was 25 and I

Kong Meardey, Banker

My mother died when I was too young to remember and my father died when I was ten. Thus, I grew up to be a

May Phy, Policeman

During the Lon Nol regime my husband Mai Phy was a policeman in Phnom Penh. He also worked for a humanitarian organization that distributed food.

Sum Sras, Army Medic

I was ordained as a monk when I was 12 years old. But after a year, I resigned because I had very little knowledge of