Khmer Rouge survivor in the US opens up on escaping genocide in father-daughter podcast

A California-based businessman who grew up in Cambodia during Pol Pot’s regime is sharing his story in podcast helmed by his daughter.

Growing up in the United States, Dorothy Chow only heard snippets about her father Robert Chau’s life under the brutal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

He witnessed death, torture and starvation during former leader Pol Pot’s regime, which killed some two million Cambodians between 1975 and 1979.

Robert managed to escape and started a new life at 16 in America, where he established a doughnut empire with some 60 outlets and now owns multiple businesses in the baked goods industry.

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