Aufopferung - Die Geschichte des Bergmanns Choi

희생 – 파독광부 최영동의 이야기

Sacrifice - The Story of the Miner Mr. Choi

In den sechziger und siebziger Jahren kamen bis zu 8.000 koreanische Bergmänner nach Deutschland. Ursprünglich für nur 3 Jahre geplant, entschieden sich die meisten ihr Leben in Deutschland aufzubauen. Einer dieser Bergmänner war Herr Choi aus dem Ruhrgebiet. In seinem Film erfahren wir etwas über die schwere Arbeit "Unter Tage", das Leben in seiner neuen Heimat und kehren gemeinsam mit ihm an seine alte Wirkungsstätte der Zeche Zollverein zurück.

1960-70년대 8천여 명의 한국인 광부가 독일로 파견되었습니다. 당초 3년을 기약하고 왔지만 많은 이들이 독일에서 새로운 삶을 개척하기로 결정하였습니다. 이 중 한명인 루르(Ruhr) 지역 출신 파독광부 최영동은 당시 광산 지하갱도에서의 애환과 새로운 고향에서의 삶을 옛 일터인 졸페어라인 광산 Zeche Zollverein에서 되돌아 보았습니다.

In the 1960s and 1970s, up to 8.000 Korean miners came to Germany. Although they originally planned to stay for just 3 years, most of them decided to settle down for a new life in Germany. One of these miners is Mr. Choi from the Ruhr area. In his part of the film, he returns to his old domain coal-mine "Zollverein" to look back on the hard times he spent in the underground mining and the life in his second home.