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Khmer Oral History Project: Interview with Henry Nelson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: One of 13 children, Henry Nelson was born in 1954 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 1975, he was a student living in Battambang. The Khmer Rouge came into town and captured his father who was a captain in the army. He is presumed to have been executed. Nelson and his remaining family members were sent out into the jungle with the rest of the village and made to work in work camps. He survived multiple attempts on his life before escaping to Thailand. Nelson worked with the Vietnamese and other groups as an interpreter. He came to the United States in 1982 and was eventually reunited with one sister in Minnesota.
Quantity 1.5 hours videocassette
44 pages transcript
Format Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:11:17 running time
Creation Narrator: Nelson, Henry
Interviewer: Dorsey, Jim
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Khmer (Cambodian)
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/13/1992
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 91
Accession Number AV1993.120.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Khmer Oral History Project'