Category: SURVIVORS’

Yos Prim, Soldier

My husband Yos Prim first saw me in 1952 and asked my parents for my hand in marriage. After he graduated from high school, he

Thong Phoeun, Colonel

Phoeun first saw me one evening when I was walking to the river to have a bath. He kept watching me and followed me whenever

Srey Yar, Brigadier General

I still remember my father’s words: “I am a soldier, and will not flee the country. If I die, I want to die in Cambodia.”

Kong Chamroeun, Postal Worker

I moved to Phnom Penh from Kandal Province so I could attend high school, but after I completed the 5th grade [the equivalent of 7th grade

Um Sboang, Cooperative Chief

Among our family’s seven children, Sboang was the luckiest; he had the highest position. He was a clever student and fluent in French. During the

Taing Hang Meng, Forester

My father was the chief of forest and wild animal preservation at the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1973, the Ministry assigned him to monitor along

Ing Sopheak, Court Clerk

When he was 18 years old, my husband was ordained a monk. He passed his baccalaureate examination in the Pali language. Chuon Nat, the head