inTown: Go Inside North Korea with Author Blaine Harden
If you’re in the DC area tonight (June 20th), take the opportunity to attend the Arlington Public Library’s event from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring Blaine Harden, reporter for PBS Frontline and author of the recently published Escape from Camp 14.
From the Arlington Public Library website: Former New York Times and Washington Post correspondent Blaine Harden discusses the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the first person born and raised in a North Korean slave labor camp to escape abroad.
In telling Shin’s story, Harden pulls back the curtain on a regime more enduring but as diabolical as Mao’s, Stalin’s, Hitler’s and Pol Pot’s.
Shin witnessed such atrocities as a 6-year-old classmate beaten to death for hiding five kernels of corn in her pocket and had half his finger chopped off for accidentally dropping a sewing machine. At 14 he saw his mother and brother executed for attempting escape.
The Boston Globe calls Escape from Camp 14 a “heart-crushing reminder that man’s inhumanity to man has no limit.”
Books will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion of the program.
For more background information, watch Blaine’s book trailer: