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Shin Dong-hyuk is the only known North Korean escapee who was born inside an internment camp and lived to tell about it. Camp staff managed to brainwash Shin and turn him against his own family. He denounced his own mother for plotting to escape, and she was subsequently executed in public as Shin watched. He was subjected to brutal torture in the camp, but it was eventually hunger which drove him to escape the camp and North Korea. Today he lives in South Korea and in 2012 he released a book written with former Washington Post correspondent Blaine Harden titled "Escape from Camp 14."