The German Colonies: What is to Become of Them?

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Wightman & Company, Limited, 1918 - Germany - 39 pages
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Page 37 - So waren wir gezwungen, uns über den berechtigten Protest der luxemburgischen und der belgischen Regierung hinwegzusetzen. Das Unrecht — ich spreche offen — , das Unrecht, das wir damit tun, werden wir wieder gutzumachen suchen, sobald unser militärisches Ziel erreicht ist. Wer so bedroht ist, wie wir, und um sein Höchstes kämpft, der darf nur daran denken, wie er sich durchhaut!
Page 38 - As to the German colonies, that is a matter which must be settled by the great international Peace Congress. Let me point out that our critics talk as if we had annexed lands peopled by Germans, as if we had subjected the Teutonic people to British rule. When you come to settle who shall be the future trustees of these...
Page 36 - The writer of this pamphlet, after making telling quotations and presenting a series of facts, says : Were we to restore her Colonies to Germany to-morrow we should be guilty of a crime against humanity, for we should expose the natives, not only to falling again under the hateful yoke, but to the terrible revenge of their old masters whose cause they deserted to welcome their liberators.
Page 16 - I, the great General of the German soldiers, send this letter to the Herero nation. The Hereros are no longer German subjects. They have murdered and robbed...
Page 25 - Ludingshausen was attended on his walks by an orderly armed with a cudgel and under orders to club anybody who did not uncover to his master. Trekking through the "Big Bush" the blond, shaven-headed Teutons pressed natives from their villages as porters.
Page 15 - Wieck distributed petroleum and matches among his men, to set fire to native houses which the Road Department wanted out of the way, so that new streets might be laid out. The Socialist leader disclosed the fact that the instruments used for flogging were soaked in tar and then rolled in sand, to increase their cutting powers.
Page 14 - Kilwa district, 434 floggings are recorded, and in the colonies taken together, 4,783, not counting those of an unofficial character. The instrument of torture, a rhinoceros-hide whip, breaks the skin at the first blow. Severe illness, and, in many cases, death, follows. The employment of such a means of punishment exasperates the natives and rouses their anger to a terrible pitch — a matter not to be wondered at.
Page 30 - Christian doctrine of the equality of all human beings in the sight of God...
Page 15 - That is pure barbarism, an act of cruelty perpetrated in the name of civilisation and Christianity, against which we protest with all our might. The things we hear of as happening in our colonies match the deeds of Oriental despots. How can people, who pride themselves on their civilisation, be guilty of such acts?
Page 22 - In German South-West Africa floggings had increased from 928 in 1909 to 1,263 in 1910.

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