German Kim

Confessions of a Koryo Saram

A human perspective on the lives of Korean settlers in Kazakhstan. I was born in Ushtobe, Kazakhstan – a small town that people used to call jokingly the “Korean capital.” In my school, one third of the children had short last names like Kim, Pak, and Lee. When I was a child I thought that Koreans had been living here from time immemorial and that everything around was... Continue Reading

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