Escape From Camp 14: North Korea Camps
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Escape From Camp 14

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Shin was born in Camp 14 which is located in North
     Korea, he lives with his family but doesn't trust them but himself. His
     father wasn't always home.Shin's mother beats him and sees her as a
     competitor for food. His brother was a stranger to him. Children in the
     camp are abusive and untrustworthy. The only way Shin can survive is to
     snitch in all of them. Children go to school not to learn but to work, they
     have their own job if they don't do their job they will be beaten by the
     guards. Food were limited and wasn't enough for Shin to fill up himself so
     he steal food from other kids or scavenge food at the farm. If the guards
     see the kids eating while they are working they will be beaten as their
     punishment sometimes to death.When Shin came home his mother cooked him the
     same food she usually cook for Shin a seven grams of corn meal, after he
     ate he went to his bedroom to sleep. Voices woke him up so he peeked into
     the bedroom door and saw his mother cooking rice and his brother, this was
     slap to his face because he had not eaten rice for a long time. He heard
     them planning to escape so he went to the school and told the guard that
     his mother and brother were escaping. The next day guards came to the
     school and blindfolded Shin and brought him to the underground prison. They
     asked him questions about his families escape plan, he couldn't respond
     because he was too scared. He was locked up for seven months and have been
     tortured for many times. After this he was brought to a wheat field where
     he witnessed his mother and brother died. 

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Obituary: Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s Enigmatic Strongman

Obituary: Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s Enigmatic Strongman | Escape From Camp 14: North Korea Camps | Scoop.it
Mr. Kim remained an unknowable figure but fostered perhaps the last personality cult in the Communist world.
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     talks about Kim Jong Il. He came to power after the death of his father,
     Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founder. Kim took power in the late 1990s, he
     tested a North Korean missile over Japan, sending that much larger and more
     powerful nation into a panic. Because of this Kim learned true power: that
     he could blackmail his way to survival.

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     talks about how North Korea's economy went down during 1997 until 1998.
     After the Soviet Union began dissolved North Korean economy went down.
     Continuing bad weather conditions damaged North Korea's industrial
     activities and agriculture during the 1990s. After the reports of the food
     supply problems, North Korea acknowledged that, as a result of damage cause
     by the heaviest floods of the history in 1995 and 1996, made the country
     faced food shortages. The drought in 1997 and 1998 worsen the situation,
     and millions of North Koreans faced starvation. North Korea survived by the
     support of South Korea and Western countries. South Korea provided North
     Korea with 15,000 tons of rice and corn from 1998 to 2000 to to mitigate
     the food crisis.

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This is Paradise!

This is Paradise! | Escape From Camp 14: North Korea Camps | Scoop.it
This is Paradise! is a shocking and moving portrayal of scenes of every day life in North Korea, a secretive and brutal nation.
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This book connects to my  book because, people see similar life everyday. They see public execution, people being punished for not working hard in camps. They have been tortured everyday and dont have alot of freedom. I picked this book to read because the book is pretty much the same as the book im reading. It tells you more of how North Korea camps treats North Koreans.

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Daily NK - North Korean Education Camps Revealed for the First Time

Daily NK - North Korean Education Camps Revealed for the First Time | Escape From Camp 14: North Korea Camps | Scoop.it
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This article talks about North Korea Camps education. Children
     are sent to school not to learn but to work in the wheat fields. Kids only
     learn math and recite the North Korea's quote. They are given little food
     to eat sometimes they eat rats and other insects that they can see.
     Everyday they are sent to school to work and cant leave until 5 pm at
     night. If they don't work they will be beaten by their teachers or the
     guards.

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This reference source discussed about North
     Korea's human rights. North Korea holds more than 200,000 people in
     prisons, the elderly and the children are also in prisons. Prisoners are
     forced to work for long hours and are in brutal conditions, and many have
     been killed and tortured for trivial offenses. Over 30 years, it is
     estimated that over 400,000 have died in the North Korean prisons.They make
     prisoners even the kids work for long hours and long days, if they refused
     to work they will be beaten as their punishment. Prisoners that plans to
     escape, will be killed or force to work for seventeen hours a day. They are
     denied form medical services and the right to marry and have kids.

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     about Behind The Iron Curtain of North Korea. There have been many attempts
     that North Korean did to escape from the camps, most of them failed and
     most of them got out. Those who got out from North Korea spend most of
     their lives hiding and traveling through China and Southeast Asia until
     they get to the South Korean embassy. About 3,000 North Koreans had fled to
     China and made their way to South Korea in 2002, most of them have been
     tortured and became slave. Former prisoners spend years in North Korea
     planning escape to China, once again they spend years earning the money and
     making connections to the "underground" trek from Northeast China through
     Southeast Asia before getting asylum at the South Korean embassy.

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Prison Camp Documentary

NORTH KOREA or The DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is one of the world's most isolated nations. For sixty years, North Koreans have been governe... (Let the truth be known about North Korea's horrific concentration camps!
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This video talks about the life in North Korea Prison
     Camps. People scavenge food everywhere just to survive, most people eat
     rats almost everything just to survive. People rob villages when they get
     hungry, if the guards see them robbing they will be executed immediately.
     Children are always hungry, most of them are malnourished and dont have any medical
     attention. Prisoners are tortured and treated like animals. Many prisoners,
     even children, especially in cases of escape attempts are executed publicly
     and privately. The mortality rate is very high, because many prisoners die
     of starvation, illnesses and work accidents.

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