Two North Korean defectors, Sungju Lee and Seongmin Lee, spoke about their childhood experiences as citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as part of a panel sponsored by the Korean Students’ Association last Friday.
“Have you ever had snakemeat? Ratmeat? Have you ever stolen anything?” Yosep Baek, a former North Korean soldier, asked a packed Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom on Friday evening. “If you’re part of the North Korean army, you can’t live without those things.”