Hell on Earth: Terrific Concentrating Camps in North Korea
In North Korea there are people who do not know the taste of bread, I do not know what that music and even radio have no idea what it means. How to know when the communist regime keeps them in concentration camps.
Hundreds of thousands of people are in tougher conditions than hell.
For over 50 years, North Korea there are concentration camps where hundreds of thousands of people died. Currently, 200,000 North Koreans call isolated in such camps. Together with the city prisons, “centers rest after work” and “deportation areas suspicious elements” concentration camps are held captive core of a community, writes Deutsche Welle.
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Inmates here are totally isolated from the outside world, without any title. Their daily diet consists of corn porridge, cabbage soup and rat meat. Guards have full power over those imprisoned here. Most often, prisoners die of hunger and torture to which they are subjected.
North Korean camps are similar to those of Nazi, Soviet or Chinese. North Korean specialty is “finding a collective accusations and casting between peers”. Anyone listening to foreign radio stations threatening all their relatives. The bearings are made whole families.
There are few people who have no idea why they are arrested. Motto communist North Korea even say this: “Children should wash their sins partintilor”. All who come to stay here until death camp.
Hunger for torture
All prisoners are forced to denounce neighbor. Each one near him spying on him and make a report. It’s dangerous for people to trust one another, so that everyone can be a traitor. In bedrooms, classrooms and workshops reigns an atmosphere of forced silence, suspicion and loneliness.
Bearing policy does not allow adding more than two people in one place. Those who violate this rule shall be shot on the spot.
Each suspect that you have towards your neighbor should be reported immediately. Those who refuse to give such information is also severely punished.
Informants volunteers receive prizes in a job easier and a slightly larger portion of food.
Blaine Harden, former correspondent of The Washington Post, The Economist current employee, tells the story of Shin Dong Hyuk was born in 1982 in the concentration camp No. 14. It owes its appearance on the world of “marriages received as a reward.” Camp commanders have introduced this great prize for unmarried inmates who work hard and prove their attachment to the homeland.
Marriage is not actually what we know. Newly married couple is entitled to 5 nights wedding, “wife” being able to see and a few times a year. Shin’s brother is eight years higher than him, but he is as strange as his father, mother or other children slave camp.
The camp school teachers taught him to bow Shin easy, do not look anyone in the eye and be ashamed of origin. It is forbidden to ask questions, otherwise “is torn beating from Heaven”.
To receive an extra portion of food, children are required to report every case of teachers about their colleagues.
They do not learn anything about the world beyond the camp, I know nothing about their country, its history and, especially, that there is another slightly south Koreas. They have never seen money, I do not know any song, do not know what terms like “moral” or “friendship”. The “freedom” they understand something extra meat.
Escape from Hell
Shin taught at one time, a guard escape plans of his mother and brother. The guard, however, hid information source and, in this case, Shin became suspect as a possible accomplice. He was thrown into an underground bunker for more than six months and tortured. His brother was shot and his mother hanged. Nine years later, the Shin managed to escape from the camp.
Escape pal who told him of the existence of other countries beyond the camp, died charred when he tried to climb the fence charged with electrical surge. Shin was lucky. He managed to get close to the Chinese border and he crossed it.
He spent 10 months in the courtyard of a swineherd in a Chinese village. There, for the first time in his life, he received some money and warm clothes.
Escape from Hell does not automatically return to a normal life, but rather a leap into the unknown. As a child, Shin learn now what a radio, what flavor biscuits to the meaning of the word “debt”.
Spiritual wounds acquired in the camp will stay forever etched in his mind. Raman nightmares, chronic suspicion remains that life has no smiles, no tears.