Tuan Cao STORY Interview

On April 30, 1975, the Vietnam War ended with the nation falling to communism. In this interview, Tuan Cao recounts his experiences living Communist Vietnam and his escape to the United States.

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Martha Sparrow and Hamid Safi

Hamid Safi (26) and his sponsor, Martha Sparrow [no age given], share a conversation about Hamid's emigration from Afghanistan to the United States, his upbringing in Kunar, Afghanistan, and his hopes both for his future and for the future of...

Our Family’s Journey of Hope

Brookelyn talks with her mother about their family history with a focus on her mom’s immigration from Vietnam to the U.S.

The Biafra War: A Perspective from My Grandmother

A look at one of Nigeria's crucial disheartening moment in history, the Biafra War, from the view of my grandmother. Note: (my sister is having a tantrum so she's screaming, sorry)

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Jose Rivera and Marianne Rivera

Mother and son Marianne Rivera (93) and Jose "Michael" Rivera [no age given] talk about Marianne's experience as an Eastern European refugee in World War II and her hopes for the future.

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Alex Schmidt and Nancy Warner

Nancy Warner (70) interviews her friend Alex Schmidt (75) about his family's experience emigrating from Germany to the United States. They also discuss his childhood in Germany and Washington State, his military and clergy careers, and his family.

From East Germany With Love

I interview my mother about her experience raising her younger siblings after her parents were imprisoned by the East German government. This is a story of strength, perseverance, and overcoming extreme adversity while remaining true to her family and herself.

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Suud Olat and Jay Perske

Suud Olat (no age given) talks with his friend, Jay Perske (no age given), about his experiences as a Somali refugee, how he came to the United States, and why he dedicates himself to refugee advocacy.

Tuan Cao STORY Interview (Part 2)

In this interview, Tuan Cao goes into more detail regarding his refugee screening process and his current perspectives on foreign involvement in the Vietnam War.

Masaya Kraichit, Rebecca Satim Penh-Ma

Rebecca Satim Penh-Ma talks with her younger cousin, Masaya Sky Kraichit about her time growing up as a refugee, adapting and growing up in America from Thailand.

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Esther Ky and Thear Suzuki

Thear Suzuki (47) interviews her mother, Esther Ky (81), about surviving the Cambodian genocide, living in a refugee camp, and transitioning to life in the United States when a family decided to sponsor her and her family.

Mom’s courageous journey from Cambodia to America

My mom survived the Khmer Rouge and made a new life in America with my dad and four kids. She shares with me some lessons in life that keeps her strong and hopeful.

Journey to America

The journey from Bhutan to America. Struggles from Enthic Cleasing Policy set by Bhutan setting 1/6 of Bhutan population to refugees.

Interview with Mom

Mom’s story of growing up in Vietnam during the war and escaping to Indonesia, as well as life in the refugee camp

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Van Martini and Phi-Hung "Phil" Nguyen

Van Martini (53) talks with her cousin Phil Nguyen (45) about how their family escaped Vietnam, their first experiences in the refugee camp, arriving in Connecticut and later California, and what being Vietnamese and American means to them.

My Dad – A Story of a Gujarati Canadian Refugee from Uganda

In 1971 East Asians were expelled from Uganda and a few lucky Indian families were accepted as refugees to Canada. This is the story of my father for future generations of our family.

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Sang Rem and Rayvan Williams

Best friends Sang Rem (27) and Rayvan Williams (24) talk about meeting in high school and the friendship that they have. Sang shares about her experience as a refugee who came to the US from Burma/Myanmar. Rayvan shares about the...

Najma’s Narrative

An interview with Najma in order to get to know a fellow St. Norbert student, while also exploring the power of storytelling.

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Melissa MacKenzie and Esayas Asfeha

Melissa Mackenzie (68) prompts her dear friend Esayas Asfeha (41) to recount his migration story from multiple refugee camps to his arrival in Missoula, Montana, a 16 year process.

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Kim Pham and Julie Pham

Daughter, Julie Pham (36) interviews her father, Kim Pham (65) about his life prior to the Fall of Saigon, his time in the Re-education Camps, and his journey to the United States.

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Shabir Kabiri and Alex Kolker

Friends and coworkers Alex Kolker (27) interviews Shabir Kabiri (29) about his experience attending university in the United States, the differences between Afghan and American culture, and what the American dream means to him.