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This brief essay introduces the "The OH Project: Healing from Cambodian Genocide." The OH Project interviews were conducted in Portland, Oregon in the Spring of 2009. The project was developed by the Cambodian American Community of Oregon, a non-profit organization that provides cultural activities and social support to families and children. The purpose was to conduct intergenerational interviews between youth and elders in order to transmit to pass heritage from the migrating generation to youth born in the United States, and to use storytelling to help narrators heal from wartime trauma. Participants attended oral history workshops at PSU in order to prepare for the interviews. The essay identifies key themes in a subset of the interviews and provides context for further exploration of the collection, with a bibliography and links to further resources.


Oral histories, Cambodia -- Politics and government -- 1975-1979, Political atrocities -- Cambodia

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Asian History | Social History

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