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Kim, Gi Yoon - Korean Miners in West Germany, 1963-1978



Kim, Gi Yoon is interested in studying medicine and developed an interest in the history of Korean labour migrants to Germany, nurses being a prominent group among these. As one book she found had all the answers on the history of the Korean nurses in Germany, she focussed her paper on the history of Korean miners.
The scope of the paper is that of a monthly assignment in history class. Kim, Gi Yoon's paper is exclusively based on Korean language sources, as she can not read German. As the topic is not covered in English language publications, I decided to have her paper posted here.
The paper is suited to serve as a foundation for a college seminar discussion on Korean labour migration after the Korean War.


October 12th 2007

Alexander Ganse



Kim, Gi Yoon Korean Miners in West Germany, 1963-1978