Boat People and the Vietnam Exodus

Carina Hoang, editor of Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996, and David Lee and Lala Stein, who are featured in the book, talk about the largest mass migration in modern history, when more than a million people left war-torn Vietnam by boat in search of safety between the years 1975 and 1996. Thousands perished en route. The personal accounts tell of the perilous sea journey, the refugee camps, and the final journey to new adopted homelands.