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Scope/Content: An oral history with Ms. Chau Minh Quach, born on November 16, 1966 in Gia Dinh, Vietnam. She discusses her life in Vietnam and the effects of her dad being sent to a reeducation camp on the family. She also describes how her family escaped Vietnam by boat in 1980 when she was 13, arriving in Malaysia and staying at Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp for 6 months, and then going to Vancouver, Canada through a sponsorship. After moving to Southern California with her husband, she became a nail technician and esthetician. She currently works in Chino Hills and resides in Corona with her husband and 3 children. Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2015 Spring subcollection.
1 mp4 video file; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log; 1 pdf life map; 35 jpg image files
Architect | Boat People | Catholic | Children | Communism | Escape | English as a second language (ESL) | Family | Language barrier | Marriage | Nail salons | Reeducation camp | Refugee camp (Thailand) | Religion | Sponsors or sponsorship | Tradition or custom | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | Riverside County, California | Vietnam, Southern | Can Tho (Vietnam) | Da Lat (Vietnam) | Nha Trang (Vietnam) | Nha Trang (Vietnam) | Saigon (Vietnam)