Are Concentration Camps Over?

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People have suffered from World War II (WWII) due to the Holocaust. Jews were mostly affected by it due to Hitler trying to kill the entire race. In the end, the Jewish race lost population because of concentration camps. In our modern day society, some people still think that concentration camps disappeared after WWII, but little do they know people have been trapped in them once again in
North Korea. We, the people, can stop them by making these stories known and putting pressure on governments around the world to do something.
People have been suffering in these camps for many years. No one officially knows why the North
Korean government does this to their own people, but there have been many theories. North Korean citizen and some foreign visitors have been tortured, starved to death, and raped. If anyone escaped, the damage caused will stick to them forever. This caused many problems for the North Koreans that escaped to other countries. Their culture is different from what we are used to. For one, they don’t seem to have much common sense and they follow a strict schedule because that was life in North
Korea. Everyone has a curfew and a limited amount of resources of what they can and cannot eat each day. (Head par. 6).
Since technology has grown so much over the past years, there is proof of the camps existing through satellite images and other technological monitoring.(Armstrong). Many people who have escaped have told stories of what life was like in the camp. One man of Korean descent, named
Kenneth Bae, is an American Citizen detained while visiting North Korea in 2012. North Korea arrested him for “crimes against the state”, They accused him of trying to bring down the North Korean government by supposedly spreading C...

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