Thaly Chhour: Becoming Minnesotan

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Thaly Chhour was displaced from her home village during the fighting that preceded the Khmer Rouge regime. She moved with her family to Phnom Penh City where they lived until 1975. She was 14 when the Khmer Rouge came to power. Her father and brothers died in 1976. Her sisters and mother survived, despite starvation and repeated illnesses, but were not better off in the refugee camps near the Thai-Cambodian border. After they arrived at Khao-I-Dang refugee camp they were sponsored to come to the United States. They arrived in Minnesota in 1981.

Full interview

  • Full name - Thaly Chhour
  • Age - 32
  • Date of interview - 08.14.1992
  • Gender - Female
  • Generation - First Generation American / Refugee
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