Hear Me Now, Book Talk with Sophal Leng Stagg
|April 4, 2019 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is hosting a book talk with Sophal Leng Stagg on April 25th at 6:30 p.m. Stagg co-wrote Hear Me Now: Tragedy in Cambodia, about her experiences during the genocide in Cambodia.
Stagg was nine years old when she and her family were forced to leave their home in Phenom Penh in April of 1975, joining the multitude of Cambodians who were dragged through hell by the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge. Despite all the odds, she survived and was able to tell her story recounting the unimaginable pain, suffering, starvation, and disease that she miraculously endured.
“I am determined to tell our story. I believe our story must be told by all survivors, again and again, to prevent a repeat of the inhumanities that existed during Cambodia’s darkest years, ” said Stagg.
Stagg will speak about her experiences during the genocide in Cambodia and about her and her husband, Bill Stagg’s, post-genocide efforts to deliver help to impoverished Cambodians.
This program is free and open to the public! To RSVP, please call 727.820.0100 ext. 301
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.