The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is proud to highlight Florida’s Portraits in Patriotism oral history project on communism. VOC partnered with Florida’s Department of Education and the University of South Florida to produce this witness project featuring Channy Laux.
Channy Laux grew up in Cambodia. In 1975, her world was turned upside down when the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot took power. Channy and her family were forced to leave their home and live and work in inhumane conditions in an agricultural labor camp. Channy was eventually able to escape Cambodia and went to school in the United States. She learned English and became a U.S. citizen. Today, Channy is a speaker, author, and small business owner.