Thursday, June 30, 2011

27 years of North Korean labor camp life... audio interview

Kim Hye Sook with her paintings
Kim Hye Sook was taken to a North Korean slave camp with her family when she was 13. After 27 years of slave camp life - she was married in the camp, had kids... but they all died - she escaped to South Korea in 2008.

She had no idea what was happening to her 30 years ago as a 13 year old girl. Her uncle told her that her grandfather had escaped to South Korea, and that was a reason good enough to send her whole family to a slave camp... and die.

According to her testimony, all prisoners were forced to do very hard labor all day, with only 50g of food a day. Violence was commonplace, and they were under such harsh supervision that even suicide was a difficult task.

Listen to the interview by BBC here... these testimonies are just endless.

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