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Life Stories

Sophal Leng Stagg

Sophal Leng Stagg was nine years old when she and her family were forced to leave their home in Phnom Penh in April 1975, joining the millions of Cambodians who were devastated by the Khmer Rouge. It is for this reason that she relates the details of her experiences during the four years that she and her family lived under the oppression imposed by this brutal regime.

Life Stories

Ranachith Yimsut

Ronnie Yimsut was 13 years old when the Khmer Rouge swept into Phnom Penh in 1975. He and his extended family were removed from their homes in Siem Reap, near the famed ruins of Angkor, and forced to work in collective camps. During the last week of 1977, Ronnie's family was horded up for the last time before being killed by the Khmer Rouge. Of the dozens killed on that December day, only Ronnie survived. Today Ronnie is a landscape architect for the National Forest Service. He lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife and two children.

Life Stories

Mardi Seng

Mardi Seng was 10 years old when the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh. Mardi and his family were forced from the city to live as farmers in the countryside. They survived four years of slave labour and terror, including five months in a prison camp.

Life Stories

Satenig Ehranjian

Satenig Ehranjian was born around 1897 in Erzurum to Armenian parents. She grew up in the Armenian community of around 20,000 men, women and children. Armenian life was very much centred round the church and the family.

Freddy Mutanguha Life Stories

Freddy Mutanguha

Freddy was 18 when the Genocide in Rwanda began. Only he and his sister survived from his family. In this testimony Freddy describes how his family were killed, and how he survived.

Kemal Pervanić: Hidden Histories Life Stories

Kemal Pervanić: Hidden Histories

Kemal Pervanić and his family were Muslims living in Kevljani, Bosnia. In 1992 Bosnian Serb forces imprisoned Kemal and his brother in the notorious Omarska concentration camp. As part of our 2011 Hidden Histories project Kemal showed us a photograph of his family which survived the Bosnian war.

Denise Affonço Life Stories

Denise Affonço

Survivor of the Genocide in Cambodia, Denise Affonço, and her family were forced from the capital Phnom Penh to toil as slave farmers for four years. Her husband was taken away by the Khmer Rouge, never to be seen again, and her daughter died of starvation. This testimony is an extract from her book, 'To the End of Hell'.