Kim Il Song//North Koreans in Berlin

Yesterday I ordered and got into my hands a pile of letters from Kim Il Song to the East German leaders from 1955-56.

The man has a quirky signature, and his typewriter is epic, leaving little corona of ink around each hangul.  It was nice to finally find the great anti-Japanese guerrilla himself on paper.

North Koreans arriving in Berlin, 1952

Finally, on North Korea’s deteriorating Socialist internationalism, don’t miss this account in German [http://tinyurl.com/2cqaewk]  of a Frankfurt reporter’s border expedition to Dandong/Sinuiju.

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