Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Zan

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Titles Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Zan
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Robert Zan is the son of Mahn Ba Zan who was a prominent leader in the Karen struggle for independence. In turn Robert Zan was a leader in Karen struggles for independence. He is the author of a concise history "Mahn Ba Zan & The Karen Revolution", published in 1993. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early memories of Burmese atrocities against the Karen; family; his father Mahn Ba Zan founder of Karen National Defense Organization and leader of the Karen resistance; becoming a solider; fighting in Burma; Karen weddings; religion; Karen student movement; finding strength in psalms; becoming a refugee; the importance of educating the Karen population; immigrating to the United States; learning English; serving people; First Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minnesota and Karen refugees; Psalms.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
54 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:03:16 running time
Creation Interviewee: Zan, Robert
Interviewer: Zander, David
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 11/05/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 138 (Library Call Number)
AV2011.44.3 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Karen Community Oral History Project'


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