There is a shabby skeleton of a building
in Gwanjeon-ri of Cheolwon. It is Communists' Headquarters where the communists
oppressed the anti-communists since Korean Independence to Korean War. It
is a 3-story building that was built in 1946 by the exploited donation and labor
of local citizens and is a non-reinforced concrete building that is now located
outside the DMZ.
It is probably the best representation of the distress of the warfare among
the remains of Cheolwon. Looking at its sooty walls with clearly visible
scars of bombs and gun shots, it feels as if you could hear the gun shots from
somewhere. The stairs by the entrance are depressed by a heavy tank and
the back of the building literally has a huge hole.
Many people who opposed the communists were captured in here, tortured cruelly
and killed mercilessly. Many human skeletons and bullets are still found
in the bombproof shelter behind the Communists’ Headquarters building.
It was the background of the music video of <Dreaming for Balhae>,
the title of Seotaeji and Friends’ third album. We wish to see the unification
of Koreas as this song aims to imply.