Kang Chol-Hwan





Kang Chol-Hwan

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in Pyongyang, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
September 18, 1968

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Kang Chol-Hwan (강철환) is a North Korean defector and journalist.

Note that the Korean and English versions of Wikipedia list different birthdates for Kang.


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“People who are hungry don't have the heart to think about others. Sometimes they can't even care for their own family. Hunger quashes man's will to help his fellow man. I've seen fathers steal food from their own children's lunchboxes. As they scarf down the corn they have only one overpowering desire: to placate, if even for just one moment, that feeling of insufferable need.”
Kang Chol-Hwan, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

“The only lesson I got pounded into me was about man's limitless capacity for vice - that and the fact that social distinctions vanish in a concentration camp. I once believed that man was different from other animals, but Yodok showed me that reality doesn't support this opinion.”
Kang Chol-Hwan, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

“We left in the same kind of truck that had brought us to the camp ten years earlier. When it started up, I was taken back to our departure from Pyongyang, and to my mother's tear-lined face as it receded into the distance. The vision struck me with new and unexpected force - for I had all but forgotten my mother.”
Kang Chol-Hwan, The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

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