Native Congo Free State labourers who failed to meet rubber collection quotas were often punished by having their hands cut off  King Leopold’s Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule, By Mark Twain, Boston: The P. R. Warren Co., 1905, Second Edition.

Native Congo Free State labourers who failed to meet rubber collection quotas were often punished by having their hands cut off King Leopold’s Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule, By Mark Twain, Boston: The P. Warren Co., Second Edition.

-----------Congo Free State------------ One of the most infamous international scandals of the early 20th century. Leopold II of Belgium was able to procure the region by convincing the international community that he was involved in humanitarian and philanthropic work, but instead committed atrocities in the region for personal gain.

Allies and Central Powers in the First World War. Based on Image:WWI.

Congolese men pose with the severed hands of others who failed to meet their rubber quotas, made into examples by the Anglo-Belgian India Rubber company in the Congo Free State, a former colony of Belgium.

Belgien -- Congolese men pose with the severed hands of others who failed to meet their rubber quotas, made into examples by the Anglo-Belgian India Rubber company in the Congo Free State, a former colony of Belgium.

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Leopold II - The King of Belgium who deliberately starved and murdered over civilians in his private African colony of the Congo Free State, and imposed forced labor on the Congolese people to extract rubber and hunt ivory.

Beautiful Large Size Copper Coin Hole in Middle 10 Centimes 1888 Congo Free State About Uncirculated or Better

Beautiful Large Size Copper Coin Hole in Middle 10 Centimes 1888 Congo Free State About Uncirculated or Better

Description: Beautiful about uncirculated copper coin with residual lusted from the Congo Free State. This is the large size and thick coin with a central hole

This photograph shows a Catholic father with some Congolese boys. The photograph was taken about 1902. Many of the reports about colonial abuses came from the Protestant and not the Catholic missionaries, who the King was able to effectively silence.

This photograph shows a Catholic father with some Congolese boys. The photograph was taken about Many of the reports about colonial abuses came from the Protestant and not the Catholic missionaries who the King was able to effectively silence.

Congo Free State - Wikipedia

Congo Free State - Wikipedia

The Atrocities and Death toll of the Congo Free State Rubber Regime

The Atrocities and Death toll of the Congo Free State Rubber Regime

African Slave Traders: African slave traders transport shackled captives in a dugout canoe to sell them downriver as slaves, Congo Free State,

Congo Free State under Leopold II - A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were severed as a punishment for having harvested too little caoutchouc/rubber...

Panos Pictures/Anti-Slavery International: Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nsala of Wala with the severed hand and foot of his five year old daughter murdered by Anglo-Belgian India Rubber company militia,

Christian Atrocities New Page at http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/gh5_attrocities.htm Mutilation in the Congo Free State, 19th / 20th Century

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This is a young congolese child who had her hand cut off after failing to live up to the standards expected of her during the labor she was forced to do.

Hampton and Stillman alum William Henry Sheppard was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo Free State, and is best known for his efforts to publicize the atrocities committed against the Kuba and other Congolese peoples by King Leopold II's Force Publique.

Hampton and Stillman alum William Henry Sheppard was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo Free State, and is best known for his efforts to publicize the atrocities committed against the Kuba and other Congolese peoples by King Leopold II's Force Publique.

Congo Free State and the New Imperialism : A Brief History with Documents (Paperback) (Kevin Grant)

Congo Free State and the New Imperialism : A Brief History with Documents (Paperback) (Kevin Grant)

Congo Free State, Kevin O'leary

The baskets of severed hands, set down at the feet of the European post commanders, became the symbol of the Congo Free State. … The collection of hands became an end in itself. Force Publique soldiers brought them to the stations in place of rubber; they even went out to harvest them instead of rubber… They became a sort of currency. They came to be used to make up for shortfalls in rubber quotas, to replace… the people who were demanded for the forced labour gangs; and the Force Publique…

African holocaust – King Leopold’s Belgian Congo

The baskets of severed hands, set down at the feet of the European post commanders, became the symbol of the Congo Free State. … The collection of hands became an end in itself. Force Publique soldiers brought them to the stations in place of rubber; they even went out to harvest them instead of rubber… They became a sort of currency. They came to be used to make up for shortfalls in rubber quotas, to replace… the people who were demanded for the forced labour gangs; and the Force Publique…

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