Scars of the Heart: Chang Je Kim


Mr. Chang Je Kim says he wants North and South Korea reunited.

He fondly remembers the North Korea where he grew up as natural and clean, from the Milky Way so crystal clear in the night sky to the organically grown corn, wheat and rice he ate.

His father was in China working as a guerrilla fighter against the Japanese during World War II.
There, his father witnessed the Soviet Red Army oppressing Christians.

When he started to see red flags in North Korea, his father recognized before many that, as Christians, his family needed to leave.

His parents informed him and his siblings they would be leaving home a month before their escape.

Mr. Kim and his father, mother, five brothers and three sisters left for South Korea without furniture, food or extra clothes in 1946 — four years before the war.


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