Stamperia Berardinelli

Father stares in the hand and base of their five-year-old, severed as being a punishment for failing continually to result in the rubber that is daily, Belgian Congo, 1904

Father stares in the hand and base of their five-year-old, severed as being a punishment for failing continually to result in the rubber that is daily, Belgian Congo, 1904

A man that is congolese at the severed hand and base of his five-year-old child who was simply killed, and allegedly cannibalized, because of the people of Anglo-Belgian India Rubber business militia.

The Congo complimentary State had been a business state in Central Africa privately owned by King Leopold II of Belgium founded and identified by the Berlin Conference of 1885. Into the 23 years (1885-1908) Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting down their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, keeping young ones ransom and villages that are burning. The ironic element of this tale is the fact that Leopold II committed these atrocities by maybe perhaps not foot that is even setting the Congo. Under Leopold II’s management, the Congo complimentary State became one of the best worldwide scandals regarding the very early twentieth century.

The ABIR Congo Company (founded due to the fact Anglo-Belgian Asia Rubber business and soon after referred to as Compagnie du Congo Belge) had been the company appointed to exploit normal plastic in the Congo Free State. ABIR enjoyed a boom through the belated 1890s, by attempting to sell a kg of plastic in Europe for as much as 10 fr which had expense them just 1.35 fr. But, this came at a high price into the human being liberties of these who couldn’t spend the taxation with imprisonment, flogging as well as other punishment that is corporal. Read the rest of this entry »