Phy Sorn is a widow and a former housemaid for Mrs. May Ebihara, an American anthropologist who spent time conducting research about Khmer villages prior to the war in late 1950s. She describes the situation and happy time in her village during time she worked for Mrs. May until she met her husband and moved to live in Phnom Penh.
Phy Sorn also provides account information about the situation of evacuation from Phnom Penh in April 1975 at which she and her family fled to her hometown. There, she and the family endured hardship and discrimination from Khmer Rouge comrades whom she knew and were friend with prior to the control by Khmer Rouge. She also describes suffering she faced upon her family’s relocation to Pursat, a western province of Cambodia, where her parents, husband and children died.
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