Khmer Rouge Genocide

Growing up as everything began


If my story could offer even a glimmer of hope or support to just one person, then it was a story that needed to be shared.

I am not alone in facing difficulties in life, and by sharing my experience, I hope to contribute to a collective of resilience and perseverance.


I am KC Ung. This is a true story, based on my personal experience during a challenging period in Cambodia’s history. The events and characters portrayed in this narrative are real and reflect the struggles and triumphs I witness firsthand.

The Khmer Rouge regime, which ruled Cambodia 1975 to 1979, subjected the population to unimaginable hardships and suffering. This story aims to shed light on the resilience, courage, and indomitable spirit of the Cambodian people who endured during dark times.

While the story captures my own journey, it is important to note that it represents only one person’s perspective among many. Countless individuals faced similar ordeals, each with their own unique story of survival and resilience. The collective experience of the Cambodian people during this period are a testament to their strength and unwavering hope for a better future

I have taken great care to recount the events as accurately as possible, drawing from my memories. However, the passage of time and the traumatic nature of the experience may have influenced certain details or time lines. Despite these potential discrepancies, the essence and emotional impact of the story remain true.

It is my hope that by sharing this personal account, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the human capacity to endure and overcome unimaginable circumstances. It is a tribute to the countless individuals who suffered and preserved during those challenging years.

May this true story serve as a reminder of the importance of empathy, compassion and the pursuit of justice, as we strive to ensure that such atrocities are never repeated in our world.

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