Aquariums of Pyongyang

Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

Recommended by Andrei Lankov, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #5 in North Korea, Ranked #6 in Korean Historysee more rankings.

An account of the brutish conditions in North Korea. The Aquariums of Pyongyang is a heartbreaking story of survival. It is to be understood that the story is not unique in that there are thousands of families in North Korea being persecuted and starved even today. That there are still operating concentration camps as well as the implementation of the 3-generation rule, wherein everyone in the family is punished up to 3-generations for even the most minuscule crimes. Above all The Aquariums of Pyongyang is the story of Kang Chol-Hwan's triumph over the North Korean government's... more

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