[KS] US North Korea GI Defector

Dr.Fendler Karoly kfendler at axelero.hu
Mon Jul 12 22:51:32 EDT 2004

Dear Miss Tracy, Ch.Jensen defected to North Korea in January 1965 and not during the Korean War.I met him then at his press-
conference,organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,in Pyongyang as pressattache of the Hungarian Embassy.You can find his story
everywhere now.
Fendler, Karoly
kfendler at axelero.hu 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tracy 
  To: Korean Studies Discussion List 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:37 AM
  Subject: [KS] US North Korea GI Defector

  Dear Korea Studies List,
  A few days ago Reuters  reported a man being reunited with his wife in Indonesia.  He was a GI who is thought to have defected to North Korea during the Korean War.  Has anyone heard of this man?  Is anything else known about him and his family?  
  see website: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5614720&section=news
  Thank you.
  Tracy Stober
  University of Washington

  Afostercarter at aol.com wrote:
    Has anyone done any work on North Korean aid
    to Africa, or know anyone who has?

    In the 1970s and 1980s the DPRK had embassies
    all over the continent. Aid projects in a range of 
    countries - Guinea, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and many more -
    ranged from the practical and useful (agriculture, construction)
    to the more dubious (military training, organizing mass games,
    building statues). It must have cost Pyongyang a fortune. Most of 
    the embassies have shut, but a little of this may still continue.

    We think now of North Korea as an aid recipient.
    It used to be a donor also. This chapter in the heyday of
    tricontinental solidarity is now history, but should not go
    unrecorded. It would make a fascinat! ing PhD topic,
    either in general or for particular countries.
    One model could be Philip Snow's The Star Raft,
    which looks at China's encounter with Africa.

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