Description:Ngoc Hoa Lam & Family, Photographer unknown, 2009
Summary: Oral history of Ms. Ngoc Hoa Lam, born in 1942 in Saigon, Vietnam. Her father was an officer in the French military, so she grew up exposed to both French and Vietnamese educations. She married in 1965 and worked at the military and had four children. After South Vietnam fell, she escaped by boat in 1979 with two sons and arrived at Pulau Bidong, Malaysia. They decided to resettle in Germany rather than endure the hardships of camp life for much longer. Once in Germany, she sponsored her husband and remaining two children with the help of a German diplomat. For more educational opportunities, she and her family moved to the United States and settled in Orange County.