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Trip to North Korea leads to a lifetime of regret
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Trip to North Korea leads to a lifetime of regret

Oh Kil-nam moved to North Korea in 1985 after he was promised medical care for his wife's condition. Instead, they were taken to an indoctrination camp. Oh was later granted political asylum on a trip to Germany, but has not seen his wife or daughters since. (Blaine Harden/The Washington Post)

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A family lost, and a mind that will never be at peace
Article | SEOUL -- "I am fool." That self-assessment comes from Oh Kil-nam, a South Korean economist who moved to North Korea a quarter-century ago, dragging along his unhappy wife and two teenage daughters. He then defected to the West, leaving his family stranded in a country his wife had called "a living...

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