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    • Vietnamese interview - Phan Dam

    • Dam, Phan - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Phan Dam was born in Hanoi, North Vietnam. In 1954 he and his family moved to Saigon, in South Vietnam. Then, in 1961 Mr. Dam received a scholarship to study at a university in Australia, where he lived for several years. When he was finished his...
    • 10/2/2002
    • Vietnamese interview- Thi Goi Nguyen

    • Nguyen, Thi Goi - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Thi Goi Nguyen had a difficult time growing up in An-Giang, South Vietnam, where she was born in 1943. She was the third child in a family of five, and her parents ran the only grocery store in a village of mostly peasants. Ms. Nguyen's father died...
    • 12/2/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Tran Van Chong

    • Chong, Tran Van - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Tran Van Chong was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, in 1957. His father worked in a paper factory until he was injured and unable continue the physical labour. The family sustained themselves by selling bean sprouts, and supplying water to neighbours. ...
    • 4/16/1990
    • Vietnamese interview - Vinh Phuc Doan

    • Doan, Vinh Phuc - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Vinh Phuc Doan was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1955. His father was an officer in the city government, until the occupation of South Vietnam, when he lost his job. Mr. Doan’s father then moved the family to a suburb outside of Saigon and...
    • 5/6/1990
    • Vietnamese interview - Phuoug Ugoc Ho

    • Ho, Phuoug Ugoc - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Phuoug Ugoc Ho was born in a small village in Vietnam. He has a large family, and was one of seven children. Many of his family members remained in that village. Mr. Ho was a farmer in Vietnam, and had only received a very elementary education....
    • 6/9/1989
    • Vietnamese interview - Van Long Bui

    • Bui, Van Long - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Van Long Bui was born in Hanoi, North Vietnam, in 1920. He was the second born in a family of eight brothers and sisters. Mr. Bui became a resistance fighter against the French after World War II. He left the resistance movement a few years later...
    • 7/19/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Van Bao Bui

    • Bui, Van Bao - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Van Bao Bui was born in Thai-Binh, North Vietnam, in 1918. He was the eldest child in a family of seven children. His father died young, and so Mr. Bui was responsible for the welfare of the whole family. The family moved to Hanoi to avoid the...
    • 7/20/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Nhu Hoa Duong

    • Duong, Nhu Hoa - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Nhu Hoa Duong was born in 1931 in Quang-Binh, Central Vietnam. He was the middle child of three in his family. Dr. Duong was very active in social and political activities during his youth. He left Saigon in 1948 to further his education in France....
    • 7/20/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Thi Ngoc-Bich Tran

    • Tran, Thi Ngoc-Bich - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Thi Ngoc-Bich Tran was born in Quang-Binh, Central Vietnam, in 1939. She was the third oldest child in a family of seven children. Her family moved around a lot in her early childhood, during the time of war against the French (First Indochina...
    • 7/23/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Van My Nguyen

    • Nguyen, Van My - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Van My Nguyen was born in 1921 in the Imperial City of Hue, in Central Vietnam. He was the fourth child in a family of eight children. Mr. Nguyen joined the civil service in Danang in 1942. After a number of moves, he ended up working at an...
    • 7/30/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Khac Can Nguyen

    • Nguyen, Khac Can - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Khac Can Nguyen was born in 1939 in Hung-Yen, North Vietnam. He was the fifth children of eleven that were born to his parents. His family moved around during the time of the First Indochina War, until 1954 when they settled in South Vietnam after...
    • 9/10/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Van Nghien Nguyen

    • Nguyen, Van Nghien - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Van Nghien Nguyen was born in Ha-Nam, North Vietnam, in 1915. He was the eldest child in a family of ten. After completing primary education in his hometown, Mr. Nguyen attended high school in Hanoi. He participated in the student protests against...
    • 9/11/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Dat Nguyen-Dang

    • Nguyen-Dang, Dat - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Born in Binh-Duong, South Vietnam in 1945, Dat Nguyen-Dan was the second child in a family of seven. His hometown was very close to Saigon (today called Ho Chi Min City). Mr. Nguyen finished high school and was then drafted into the army. After...
    • 9/12/1979
    • Vietnamese interview - Ky Anh

    • Anh, Ky - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Ky Anh fled Vietnam in the late-1970s, along with thousands of others, following the fall of South Vietnam. He was only sixteen years old at the time, and made the dangerous journey by himself. Mr. Anh escaped on a boat to Malaysia, where he was...
    • 9/24/2002
    • Vietnamese interview - Don Phu Nguyen

    • Nguyen, Don Phu - Vietnamese Canadian - Oral history
    • Don Phu Nguyen was born in Hue, Central Vietnam, in 1941. He was the fourth child in a family of seven. At the age of 14, Dr. Nguyen's family moved to South Vietnam. He pursued an education at Saigon University and then did post-graduate studies in...
    • 9/7/1979

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