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Survivor of North Korean Jail Warns of ‘Holocaust-Era Inaction’

One reason six million Jews were butchered, starved and gassed was the sound of silence of media and governments who knew the truth. A North Korean prison survivor fears history is repeating itself.
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Shin Dong-hyuk, secnd from left, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance
in Los Angeles during a screening of a film about North Korea, 2009.

Shin Dong-hyuk, secnd from left, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles during a screening of a film about North Korea, 2009.
Photo Credit: Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance

“Adolf Hitler and the Nazis mostly killed people they did not see as their own, but in North Korea our people are doing this to each other,” Dong-hyuk said. “I don’t know what’s worse.”

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3 Responses to “Survivor of North Korean Jail Warns of ‘Holocaust-Era Inaction’”

  1. Mary Hale says:

    The media has blood on it's hands when it doesn't expose and bring to an end of this kind of regime..that young leader whatever his name is, has no clout in North Korea..he is surrounded by his father's old cohorts telling him what to do..and the United Nations also has blood on it's hands..it should be dismantled and shipped to North.
    Korea..

  2. Anonymous says:

    TO all those leading the fight against the holocaust claims conference. Things have become to quiet. They just want the bad news to go away..I BELIEVE I AM THE ONLY RABBI OUT IN FRONT. I HAVE SENT REQUESTS FOR HELP TO HUNDREDS OF RABBIS. THEY JUST DO NOT CARE OR DO NOT WANT TO GET INTO POLITICAL TROUBLE. MY PARENTS HAVE BEEN LONG DEAD. THIS FIGHT IS FOR THE SURVIVORS AND IN MEMORY OF MY PARENTS AND RELATIVES MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. I NEED YOUR HELP. I am willing to take whatever they throw at me. my reputation as a fighter for holocaust memory and the survivors is well known. We are DAVID FIGHTING GOLIATH. SOME OF YOU HAVE MAJOR CONTACTS I DO NOT HAVE AND MANY OF YOU WRITE BEAUTIFULLY.. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  3. I've read his testimony before. We need to do something to bring this to the attention of the media, for the sake of North-Koreans as well as the victims of the Holocaust who still can't get over the horror of what they went through!

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