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Title
Oral History of Mimi Luu
Creator
Luu, Mimi
Contributor
Luu, Beverly
Date Created and/or Issued
2016-12-20
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
An oral history with Ms. Mimi Luu, born in 1963 in Saigon, Vietnam. She was the youngest of eight children and still a child during the war. At the age of 13, she was imprisoned for a few months after being caught trying to escape Vietnam. She came to the United States in 1983 through a family sponsorship. She discusses her life here in America, lack of education, the differences between her old life and her new life, and the difficulties she has encountered over the years. She discusses her brothers’ escape, while also recalling the loss of family members due to this incident. After coming to America, Ms. Luu worked multiple jobs, was married, divorced, and remarried. She currently works as a sales associate in Rowland Heights, California and lives with her three children and second husband in Rosemead, California.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
66 minutes
Identifier
VAOHP0235
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/14149
Language
English
Subject
Assimilation
Boat People
Children
Chinese and ethnic Chinese
Communism
Death
Detention camp
Education
Employment
English as a second language (ESL)
Festival
Immigrant
Marriage
Mechanic
Moon Festival
Prisoner
Racism
Refugee camp (Malaysia)
Sales person
Sponsors or sponsorship
Tet Festival
Unemployment
Viet Cong
Los Angeles, California
Monterey Park, California
Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp, Malaysia
Da Lat (Vietnam)
Vung Tau (Vietnam)
Time Period
1960-1969

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