Kim Jong-suk

Mother of Kim Jong-il.
Born Dec 24, 1919

Kim Jong-suk was a Korean independence activist and Communist politician. She was North Korean leader Kim Il-sung's first wife and Kim Jong-il's mother.

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1917 Birth Kim Jong-suk was born December 24, 1917 to Kim Chun San and Oh Ssi, who were poor farmers in Osan-dong, Hoeryong County, in the North Hamgyong Province of Japanese Korea.
1922 4 Years Old In 1922 her family abandoned Korea to live in China.


1932 14 Years Old Kim Jong-suk joined the Young Communist League of Korea, led by Kim Il-sung, on July 10, 1932.
1936 18 Years Old Later, on April 25, 1936, she was assigned to the KPRA main unit directly under the command of Kim Il-sung.
1937 19 Years Old Kim Jong-suk was formally admitted into the Communist Party on January 25, 1937.


1941 23 Years Old Kim Jong-suk gave birth to Kim Jong-il on February 16, 1941 in the Soviet village of Vyatskoye, near Khabarovsk.


1949 32 Years Old On September 22, 1949, Kim Jong-suk died at the age of 31 while giving birth to a stillborn baby girl. … Read More
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