Kim Young-sook (Hangul: 김영숙; Hanja: 金英淑, born
1947) was the third wife of Kim Jong-il. She was the daughter of a
high-ranking military official, and was a switchboard operator in
North Hamgyong Province
North Hamgyong Province before moving to Pyongyang. Kim Jong-il's
father, Kim Il-Sung, handpicked her to marry his son. The two had
been estranged for some years before his death.
Kim Young-sook had a
daughter from this marriage,
Kim Sul-song (born 1974). She was First
Lady of North Korea from 1994 to late 2011.
Song Hye-rang, The sister of Kim Jong-il's second wife Song Hye-rim,
mentioned that she is "insignificant to Kim Jong-il, apart from being
a legitimate wife in front of Kim Il-sung. She didn't even have an
identity card in North Korea" as noted in her memoir Rattan house. 
Select[α] family tree of North Korea's ruling[β] Kim
^ To keep the tree of manageable size, it omits some members, e. g.,
brothers and sisters of Kim Jong-il.
^ Names of Supreme Leaders of the DPRK (and the name of the article
being viewed, if any) are in bold font.
^ Korean names often have a variety of transliterations into English,
which can be confusing. For example, "Kim Jong-chul" may also be
written "Gim Jeong-cheol" or "Kim Jŏng-ch'ŏl" among many other
Korean romanization for more information.
^ Huss, Kan; Frost, Clay. "North Korea's First Family: Mapping the
personal and political drama of the Kim clan". msnbc.com. Retrieved 20
January 2013. (Confirms many, but not all, of the birth and
death years. See individual articles for more references.)
^ Yan, Holly (16 February 2017). "The world's most mysterious family
tree: Kim Jong Un's secretive dynasty is full of drama, death". Design
by Alberto Mier. CNN. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
^ a b c Official biographies of
Kim Jong-suk and
Kim Jong-il give
birth years of 1917 and 1942, respectively.
Kim Ju-ae may have been
born in late 2012 or early 2013.
North Korea portal
^ Kennedy, Helen (19 January 2003). "A REAL-LIFE DR. EVIL N. Korea's
Kim a caricature of tyranny". New York Daily News. Retrieved 15
^ a b Glionna, John M. (24 December 2011). "Many women were linked to
Kim Jong Il, but few had any influence". Los Angeles Times. Seoul.
Retrieved 29 March 2013.
^ "金正日的男女关系 导致许多无辜的牺牲 (Paragraph
Kim dynasty of North Korea
Kim Il-sung (1912–1994)
Kim Jong-il (1941–2011)
Kim Jong-un (1984–)
Kim Hyong-jik (Kim Il-sung's father)
Kang Pan-sok (Kim Il-sung's mother)
Kim Jong-suk (Kim Il-sung's first wife, Jong-il's mother)
Kim Yong-ju (Kim Il-sung's brother)
Kim Song-ae (Kim Il-sung's second wife)
Hong Il-chon (Kim Jong-il's first wife, divorced)
Song Hye-rim (Kim Jong-il's first mistress)
Kim Man-il (Kim Jong-il's brother)
Jang Song-thaek (Kim Jong-il's brother-in-law)
Kim Kyong-hui (Kim Jong-il's sister)
Kim Young-sook (Kim Jong-il's wife)
Ko Yong-hui (Kim Jong-il's second mistress, Jong-un's mother)
Kim Pyong-il (Kim Jong-il's half-brother)
Kim Ok (Kim Jong-il's third mistress)
Kim Yo-jong (Kim Jong-un's sister)
Kim Jong-chul (Kim Jong-un's brother)
Kim Sul-song (Kim Jong-un's half-sister)
Kim Jong-nam (Kim Jong-un's half-brother)
Ri Sol-ju (Kim Jong-un's wife)
Kim Ju-ae (Kim Jong-un's daughter)
Kim Han-sol (Kim Jong-nam's son)
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