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Sophal Leng Stagg


Cambodian Survivor

Sophal Leng Stagg was just nine years old when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. She was separated from her parents and siblings and forced to labor in a rice field. Luckily, her family survived and was reunited after the regime fell, after which they emigrated to the United States. Stagg is the founder of the Southeast Asian Children's Mercy Fund, and makes frequent trips to Cambodia to distribute aid. Her memoir, Hear Me Now, is used in the genocide curriculum of many schools, and she has given numerous lectures.

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Video Clips

Cambodian Refugees in Thailand
Khmer Rouge Forced Labor Experiences
You Belong to Angkar
A Personal Narrative on the Cambodian Genocide