USSR in the 1930s (2) SOLZHENITSYN 1918 Was born to an intellectual family in Kavgaz, studied mathematics in Rostov University and finished a radio communication course on literature. Detained in a concentration camp for eight years for criticizing Stalin during World War II. 1956 Released from the concentration camp and settled down in Ryazan. While teaching mathematics, he began a career as ..
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North Korea in the 1980s and 90s (2) Sang-Ok SHIN 1926 Born in Chongjin, Hambuk Province, North Korea 1944 Graduated from the Tokyo Arts College and began his career as a film director 1951 Established Shin's Film in Seoul, Korea, a film production company, and has since directed some 90 films, some which received national as well as international prizes 1978 Kidnapped to North Korea, was detai..
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Help Them Now and Save Yourself- My Advice to Pro-Pyongyang Korean Leaders in Japan- Min-Ju KIMCo-Chairman, the Society to HelpReturnees to North Korea, Tokyo, Japan Not a single day passes without newspaper reports about the food crisis in North Korea these days. The pro-Pyongyang Korean leaders in Japan would like to attribute it to "the flood of the century." To be honest, it is clear that..
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USSR in the 1930s (1)Jacques ROSSI Mr. Jacques Rossi was born to a wealthy French family in Lyons in 1909. Had lived in many parts of Europe, following his Polish stepfather, when he joined the Polish Communist party at the age of 16. He was summoned to Moscow by Comintern to work as its staff member at the age of 20. First arrested in 1937 but soon re- leased. Was arrested for the second time ..
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North Korea in the 1980s and 90s (1)Hyok AHN Mr. Hyok Ahn, a former prisoner in a North Korean concentration camp, was born in North Korea in 1968 and was a student when he was arrested in 1986 for illegal travel to China at the age of 18. Was detained in the National Security secret cell in Maram for almost 2 years and then in Yodok Con-centration Camp for about 16 months. He defected to S..
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From Shinuiju to Seoul BAEK Myong-hak North Korean defector *This witness account was presented by BAEK Myong-hak on July 1, 2000 at The 2nd Volunteers' Summer Camp hosted by Citizens' Alliance.I was born on January 1, 1972 in Shinuiju, North Pyong'an Province. After graduating the people's high school at age 16, I entered the army. From September 4, 1988 to November 1996, I spent eight years..
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Life in the Kaechon Indoctrination Camp (3) LiISun Ok (Female, 53) Public ExecutionsIt is routine to witness public executions in the camp. When an inmate is branded to have committed a political crime, he or she will be executed even without a summary trial.During my 5 years of stay there, I witnessed public executions 8 times. On the days of the execution, all inmates, numbering about 5,000, w..
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Eating Depends on the Black Market KIM Ui Joon(Wife of KIM Won Hyung) Good Old Days in the 1960sI was born in a farm family in 1943 under the rule of Japanese imperialism. My hometown is Uncheon-gun, Northern Province of Pyeong-An. After graduation from a high school, I began to work on a farm and got married in 1967.One of my distant relatives, who acted as a matchmaker, arranged the marriage. ..
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