Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl

Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

The Chhi (徐) family - The photographs of Pa, Em, Chenda, and me were taken a few months before the Black Uniform began their reign on April 17th 1975. Ee and Hong's photographs were taken in July 1976 at Aranyaprathet refugee camp in Thailand, three months after they had escaped the Black Uniform. Kheang's photograph is not available.

The Chhi Family

Paternal Grandparents 1968 - Grandmother Ly Chiv Heang (李秋香) and grandfather Chhi Yong Hao (徐永孝). My grandmother was a Chinese descendent born in Cambodia.  My grandfather was born in Putianzhen (莆田), a town in the Guandong (广东) province of China.

Maternal Grandparents - My mathernal grandmother passed away when my mother was 12, two years later her grandfather passed away also.   My family has no photographs of them.