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205 pages, Hardcover
First published March 29, 2012
“Yet while Auschwitz existed for only three years, Camp 14 is a fifty-year-old Skinner box, an ongoing longitudinal experiment in repression and mind control in which guards breed prisoners whom they control, isolate, and pit against one another from birth.”The existence of these camps can be verified by anyone with a computer and internet using Google Earth, and still there's limited awareness among the world's public of conditions in these camps. North Korea's belligerant reputation combined with nuclear weapons has prevented international pressure to be focused on their work camps.
“When North Korea deigns to enter into international diplomacy, it has always succeeded in shoving human rights off any negotiating table. Crisis management, usually focused on nuclear weapons and missiles, has dominated American dealings with the North.”It takes a pretty strong stomach to read this book. I could write a long list of horrible things described by this book, but I've decided to refrain from going there. You can read other reviews for that. The story is not a pretty one, and frankly leaves readers such as myself feeling helpless with the knowledge conveyed. I suggest that at the least, good citizens of the world owe it to the prisoners of North Korea to at least be informed about the existance of their conditions.
آنها دو مرد و یک پسر جوان را در برابر چشم همهی ساکنان اردوگاه به دار آویخته بودند. آن دو مرد به سرعت جان دادند، اما جان سپردن پسر جوان یک ساعت و نیم طول کشید. کسی در پشت سر من پرسید "خدا کجاست؟ او کجاست؟" پس از اینکه پسر جوان جان داد، شخصی که پشت سر من بود مجددا پرسید "الان خدا کجاست؟" و من درون خود صدایی شنیدم که چنین پاسخ داد: "او کجاست؟ او آنجا بر چوبهی دار آویزان است". - برداشت آزاد از کتاب خدای مصلوب