Stories

​"Living together, family is the most basic but fundamental source of human happiness. But we divided family members went along living without such sources of happiness. " Kwon Sung Joo

Paik, Joseph

My name is Joseph Paik and I am a retired 72 year-old pastor from Los Angeles, California  I was originally born in Hwang-hae Dong...

Lee, Cha-Hee

My name is Chahee Stanfield. I was born in 1940, in Manchuria. My family had fled from Korea...

Kim, Sung-Shil

Hello, my name is Kim Sung Shil and I am a divided family member.I’m currently 83 years old and I live with my daughter in Southern California...

Kim, Hyun Hwan

My name is Hyun Hwan Kim and I am currently 67 years old. I was born on September 16, 1946 in Hwang-hoe Dong, North Korea...

Kim, Hee Bok

Hello, my name is Kim Hee Bok, also known as Grandma Kim, and I am a 91 year-old activist and a survivor of the Korean War...

Ahn, Hwak Shil

My name is Ahn Hwak Shil and I am 86 years old. I have a son and daughter who currently reside in...

Lee, Ok Young

My name is Lee Ok Young. I currently live in a senior apartment located at Downtown, LA. When I was young, I lived with my mother, two older sisters, my grandmother, and my husband...

Kim, Tae Young

My name is Kim Tae Young, and I was born on November 3, 1933 in Ham Gyung Namdo, North Korea.
Around the start of the Korean War, South Korean soldiers were looking...

Yoo, Pyung Hi

My name is Yoo Pyung Hi, and I was born on September 16, 1925 in Ham Gyung Namdo, North Korea.

After the Japanese Victory Day, I was around 20 years old...

Kwon, Sung Joo

My name is Kwon Sung Joo, and I was born on March 1, 1938 in Ham Gyung Namdo, North Korea. I grew up with both my parents and two older brothers...