North Korea & Blaine Harden
North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Chosŏn'gŭl: ), is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. Blaine Harden (born 1952) is an American journalist and author. His 2012 book Escape From Camp 14 is an official biography of North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk. /5
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US, NK spar over defector's confessions 음성듣기 By Yi Whan-woo Shin Dong-hyuk North Korea and the United States are at odds over testimony provided by a defector-turned-activist who recently admitted that there are inaccuracies in a best-selling book about his life in the regime's gulags. Pyongyang cast doubt on the credibility of "Escape from Camp 14" which was written by American journalist Blaine Harden and published in 2012. It was based on the accounts of Shin Dong-hyuk. He is believed to be the only person born and raised in a North Korean prison camp complex before escaping to freedom. The reclusive state also demanded that the United Nations annul its 2014 resolution against the North Korean regime for state-perpetrated violations of human rights. It said that the U.N. took Shin's "false account" into consideration when passing what it claimed was a "U.S-imposed resolution." The U.S. stood by Shin, saying that "more than ample evidence" exists about Pyongyang's crimes against humanity. On Tue ...
Book Review: Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the
Just finished reading Escape from Camp 14 about North Korean political prisoner Shin Dong-Hyuk written by Blaine Harden. It exposes without prejudice the plight of prisoners in North Korea's political prison camps and the subhuman treatment of its own citizens. It is a wonderfully told story but at times difficult to read due to the brutality of the Kim regime. Very disappointed when I recently saw a report on CNN by Erin Burnett discussing the resourcefulness of NK gov & technology industry to create its own smartphone. 30,000 political prisoners in one labor camp seems like a bigger story to me.
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For those friends of mine who believe contributing their tourist dollars to North Korea is a good idea: North Korea's prison camps are a closed-off world of death, torture and forced labour where babies are born slaves, according to two survivors who liken the horrors of the camps to a Holocaust in progress. "People think the Holocaust is in the past, but it is still very much a reality. It is still going on in North Korea," Shin Dong-hyuk told AFP through an interpreter on the sidelines of a human rights summit in Geneva. Shin himself spent his first 23 years in a prison camp in the secretive country, where he says he was tortured and subjected to forced labour before making a spectacular escape seven years ago -- and giving the outside world a rare first-hand account of life inside the camps. The 30-year-old is the only person known to have been born in such a camp to flee and live to tell the tale, and was portrayed in a book by journalist Blaine Harden published last year called "Escape from Camp 14: ...
Ah, North Korea — as gifted at publicity as it at humanity. Perhaps just as Blaine Harden was sending the manuscript for Escape from Camp 14 to his publisher, shortly before the book would generate intense interest among those on the Outer Earth who still did not know about North Korea’s gulags, No...
The talk by Blaine Harden, North Korea: Totalitarianism Forever? and screening of Camp 14 originally scheduled for tomorrow (Jan 15) have been postponed! We will let you know when they are being rescheduled.
Our January Newsletter: Check Out Your Library in January Dade County Public Library 657-7857 2013 Book Club Selections for 2013 January – Storm Front by Jim Butcher First book in the series of the Dresden Files (F) February – Bucket of Hooves by Jeffrey E. Bryan, E-Book Memoir about growing up in Dade County March – The Amber Room by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy The fate of the world’s greatest lost treasure (NF) April – Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (NF) May – The Front Porch Prophet by Raymond L. Atkins, humorous first novel by an author who grew up in Valley Head, AL (F) June – Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, Laugh-out-loud stories, including his attempts to learn French (NF) July – Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, One man’s remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West (NF) August – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Based on the true story of the first Native American ...
My Amazon review for a very important book: Escape from Camp 14. This true story of Shin Dong-hyuk's experience inside the walls of one of North Korea's many "total control" concentration/work camps is the true Hunger Games. But it's not a game, and it's not something you'd want to make a film about. The thousands of people in these camps are starving, incredibly ill, exhausted and overworked. Their living conditions are similar to the ones depicted in the dozens of books and movies about the Nazi concentration camps during WWII. However, while those camps lasted about five years, these have been in place for fifty. Furthermore, the brutal Kim-dominated government of the country don't even acknowledge their existence. The brilliant journalist Blaine Harden reminds us several times, though, they are clearly visible on the satellite images provided by Google Earth. Anyone with internet can see them. I had to stop reading many, many times to remind myself that this story is true, and these conditions persi ...
The Economist on North Korea's Prison Camps. Interview of Blaine Harden, the author of "Escape from Camp 14"
North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks t...
Author and journalist Blaine Harden reveals the story of a man who was born in a North Korean labor camp and survived to tell the tale.
Disclosure: I got a free copy of this book to review. Escape from Camp 14 written by Blaine Harden tells the true story of how Shin Dong Hyuk broke out of a brutal labor camp in North Korea, eventually making his way to the USA. Complete with maps and drawings, Blaine makes it easy for the reader to...
I am highly recommending two books on the inhuman conditions in North Korea, "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden and "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick. Both books describe in heartbreaking detail the stories of North Korean defectors who managed to escape persecution at the hands of the world's last Stalinist regime. They also serve as a much needed reminder of how lucky we are in America...
Want to read a really good book? "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden. A true story about a young guy who escaped from prison in North Korea.
Blaine Harden recounts the tale of one man’s escape from North Korea’s most notorious political prison camp and his life afterward.
WE DISCUSS North Korea's horrific network of gulags with Blaine Harden, author of "Escape From Camp 14", a new book on the subject
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