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Khmer Oral History Project: Interview with Khon Kong

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Khon Kong was a lieutenant in the army in Cambodia at the beginning of the Pol Pot regime in 1975. He had to leave behind his wife and five children who are believed to have been killed. He was sent to work camps in Battambang Province to work in rice fields and to take care of orphaned children. Kong had to lie about his prior service in the army to avoid being killed by the Khmer Rouge. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, he was in the Khao I Dang refugee camp in Thailand and came to America in 1981. He came to Minnesota after living with a sponsor in Missouri and Texas to find a better job. He held factory jobs, then went to school and became a social worker.
Quantity 1 hour videocassette
29 pages transcript
Format Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:05:37 running time
Creation Narrator: Kong, Khon
Interviewer: Bristol-Kagan, Leigh
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Khmer Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/14/1992
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 91
Accession Number AV1993.120.5
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