Interview with Katherine K. Sohn, April 18, 1996

Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Kathy Sohn discusses her time in the Peace Corps, working in the medical division in Mahalastra, India. She goes over some of the medical training she received, and clarifies she did not have any medical degree prior to joining the Corps and working in health in the country. Sohn discusses some of the norms she experienced whilst living in India. She talks about her food habits and what she ate, the living conditions of her temporary home while there, and the isolation she felt while living there and how she coped with it. Sohn discusses her experience with Indian men and how, due to cultural differences, some of them had a habit of sexually harassing women. She also discusses being a minority within India and the cultural values she learned from this experience. Sohn discusses some of the relationships she built with people in her time in the Peace Corps, detailing some of the kind people she met. She also talks about sharing culture with some of the locals, and the things they did together.

Interview Accession

1996oh055_pc010

Interviewee Name

Katherine K. Sohn

Interviewer Name

C. Edward Wardle

Interview Date

1996-04-18

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Sohn, Katherine K. Interview by C. Edward Wardle. 18 Apr. 1996. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sohn, K.K. (1996, April 18). Interview by C. E. Wardle. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sohn, Katherine K., interview by C. Edward Wardle. April 18, 1996, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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