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Burmese Immigrants in Indiana, 2001-2002


Interviewee
Anonymous November 10, 2002 

Call Number
02-016

Physical Description

22 pages, 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes, index

Interviewer
Wooley, Deanna

Access Status

Restricted (tapes closed)

Scope and Content Note

This life story of a Burmese immigrant told by both the immigrant and their spouse reveals a life of turmoil in a politicallyl unstable environment. The interviewee expresses unhappiness and concern for the state of Burma, a country that was once home, relating experiences of living in fear of arrest and sepatation from family. Following the 1988 student uprisings, the interviewee tells us of leaving Burma and life in a refugee camp ultimately reuniting with spouse and children. The interviewee shares ideas of future goals and hope for communication with the rest of the family that was left behind.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • BBC
    • Catholic Charities
    • Immigration Detention Center
    • Mon Liberation Army
    • New Mon State Party
    • Radio Mon
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • Place Names
    • Albany, New York
    • Bangkok, Thailand
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Mon state, Burma
    • Thai-Burma border
    • Three Pagoda Pass
    • Subjects
    • Buddhist temple
    • farmers
    • human rights abuses
    • Mon Land
    • Mon people
    • personal freedom
    • political activities
    • refugee camp
    • Thai police