/From Pyongyang to Chicago: Lifetimes Spent Searching for Family in North Korea

From Pyongyang to Chicago: Lifetimes Spent Searching for Family in North Korea

At the end of her life in Chicago, a dying mother spoke about the day she lost her two youngest children on a beach in North Korea.

It was the first year of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The men in the village, including her husband and two eldest sons, had departed. That left the mother of five, Kim Keum Sum, caring for her three youngest alone.

Then…