Ji Seong-ho

As a child in North Korea, Ji Seong-ho was so malnourished that he fainted while trying to steal coal to sell for food. A train severed his left leg and fingers, and he underwent surgery without any anesthesia. The police would torture him and say, “Cripples bring shame and should die.” He resolved to escape. Ten thousand harrowing kilometers on crutches later, he earned his freedom and became a heroic witness against communism.