While communist regimes like North Korea are known for striking fear in the hearts of those that live within it and those that live without, there are people who have found the strength to resist. One such person that has recently fought against the North Korean regime is a young woman who goes by the name of Yeonmi Park. The woman, who made her escape from the country with her mother in 2007 has recently written a book about her struggle to get out and make a life for herself once she was out.
Yeonmi Park recently sat down with dailymail.com and talked about the fact that she understands the things she has are not something other North Koreans can even realistically hope for. “My father died without knowing even this kind of democracy exists in the world. He didn’t even know this much food was available in the world. And if I could’ve had the things that Americans throw away, I never would’ve escaped North Korea. That’s how much we were desperate.” She told the website.
Since Yeonmi Park has actually been out of the clutches of North Korea for more than nine years, why is her name surfacing so much these days? In part because the communist country has gone out of its way to put a video together claiming Park is basically a liar.
The country has attempted to discredit key parts of her story, probably in order to bring all of her story into question. For her part, Yeonmi says her story is very, very accurate. If there were changes, according to the author, they were made in order to protect friends and family she still knows back in Pyongang. The problem is that there are tens of thousands of refugees who could be affected by a story that proves not to be true. This is why Yeonmi’s tale has to be true.