As Interviewed by R.R., March 15, 2014
"But when the Communists came, they took everything away."

Introductory Profile: About Tu Russo

Tu Russo is my mother. She and her family were refugees from the Vietnam War. She was 15 at the time of her escape, and she stayed in a refugee camp for six months prior to being sponsored to travel to the US with her mother and three sisters. She is not very talkative on the subject of the Vietnam War as it was a tough time that left many bad memories.

This interview had a serious tone. We first discussed how she escaped and where she stayed. She told me about the conditions of the camps and how she was able to be sponsored to go to the US. After, she talked about her experiences in the US.