Sara Im takes some time to talk with me about her journey through the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979. However, before the monuments and graves, they were brutal work camps. This story is Sara’s story of survival, perseverance, and attitude.
“How I survived the Killing Fields: A Story of Hope Love and Determination is Saroeup (Sara) Im’s remarkable story of a young woman’s incredible journey through unimaginable conditions. It is a truly inspiring testimony of the human spirit’s triumph over the most horrible pain. Many people didn’t make it. They perished from unspeakable pain, and torment, sickness, disease, brutally hard work, unimaginably long days, insufficient food, and no medical care. Sara made it. Here is her story, part one.