Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag (BOK)

Kang Chol-Hwan, Pierre Rigoulot

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Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the hardships and atrocities that constitute the lives of the thousands of people still detained in the gulags today. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this story of one young man's personal suffering finally gives eye-witness proof to this neglected chapter of modern history.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2006
Forfatter Kang Chol-Hwan, Pierre Rigoulot Forlag
Atlantic Books
ISBN 9781843544999 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: historical, political & military, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Asian history, Political oppression & persecution