September 23, 2023

A very North Korean way to die

The Kim personality cult has penetrated the most intimate aspects of North Korean life, even the mourning of the dead

Contrary to what we often read, North Koreans are not that different from us. They have hopes and dreams. They date and fall in love. They celebrate marriages, births and graduations. 

They also mourn the loss of their loved ones. But until recently, how people do this in North Korea has largely been a mystery.