North Korea Inducts Thousands Of Children Into Political Youth Group

The kids, aged 7-13, are raised to call Kim Jong Un “father.” South Korean media has famously compared the children to Hitler Youth.

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This year’s Korean Children’s Union induction was held Friday in Pyongyang.

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During the ceremony, the children received red bandanas, tied around their necks.

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The union is the first political organization that North Koreans join. (Read more about 2012’s Korean Children’s Union rally — one of Kim Jong Un’s first public events — here.)

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Thousands of North Korea attended the ceremony.

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Along with high-ranking members of the DPRK military.

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