War: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
Women were doing everything they could to help out in spite of the dangers and hardships during the war. Kim Yang Hmong Family, Gender Roles, War, Work, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
I was a soldier and a mayor until 1960 when the American people came. Nhia Yer Yang Hmong Economics, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
By the time I was fifteen, I was a soldier. Yang Cha Ying Hmong War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
When we could no longer survive safely we followed General Vang Pao to Thailand. Mai Vang Thao Hmong Escape, Freedom, Politics, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
My mother decided that we must move out. Kim Yang Hmong Escape, Politics, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
We were poor not only the outside, but also the inside. Kim Yang Hmong Politics, Refugee Camps, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
Fleeing to Thailand. Mai Vang Thao Hmong Escape, Freedom, Politics, Refugee Camps, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
I grew up in a system where there is no government. Hared Mah Somali Education, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
At least you know you are safe. Maryan Del Somali Politics, Travel to U.S., War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
Escape from the Khmer Rouge: Part 1. Thaly Chhour Khmer Genocide, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
They took my father. Henry Nelson Khmer Genocide, Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
Obey Anka, or die. Henry Nelson Khmer Genocide, Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I know that I'm not dead yet. Henry Nelson Khmer Genocide, Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I run toward Thailand - they catch me again. Henry Nelson Khmer Escape, Genocide, Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
A chance for a new life in America. Henry Nelson Khmer Escape, Refugee Camps, Travel to U.S., War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
A child in the work camps: Part 1. Monoram Hang Khmer Genocide, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
They approve me to come to the United States. Monoram Hang Khmer Escape, Immigration Policy, Refugee Camps, Travel to U.S., War, Coming to America, The Journey
We were lucky. Thaly Chhour Khmer Escape, Politics, Refugee Camps, War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
A child in the work camps: Part 2. Monoram Hang Khmer Genocide, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
Escape from the Khmer Rouge: Part 2. Thaly Chhour Khmer Escape, Genocide, Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
We had just gotten the notice that the Japanese were coming. Belen Andrada Filipino War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
There was no school at all. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Language, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I was twenty years old when the war broke out. Victorino Alojado Filipino Food, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
The Japanese would spank you. Victorino Alojado Filipino Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
There was never enough of anything, especially food. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Latino Economics, Food, War, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I saw many friends, many colleagues disappear. Emiliano Chagil Latino Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
The government started to kill people. Mario Duarte Latino Oppression, War, Work, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
It was a permanent state of fear. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Latino Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I got a visa and I thought I would come up here for one year. Emiliano Chagil Latino Escape, Travel to U.S., War, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
It’s a sad experience when you cannot live in your own country. Mario Duarte Latino Travel to U.S., War, Coming to America, The Journey
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