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Catalog Number 1983.120.118
Object Name Print
Accession number 1983.120
Description Print by Louis Raemaekers

Crowd of children.

Information Written on Back: No. 156 / 135 / The Orphans. Kruirland, Kuirland uber alles!


Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm)

NOTE: This war has produced examples of every kind of misery which human beings can inflict upon each other, except one. Europe has mercifully been spared long sieges of populous towns, ending in the surrender of the starving population. But many towns and villages have been burnt; and masses of refugees have fled before the invader, knowing too well the brutal treatment which they had to expect if they remained. Very many of the unhappy Belgians have taken refuge in Holland; a considerable number have found an asylum in this country. They are homeless and ruined; if the war were to end to-morrow, many of them would not know where to go or how to live. Families have been broken up; husbands and wives, parents and children, are ignorant of each other's fate. In this picture we see a crowd of children, herded together like a flock of sheep, with nobody to take care of them. Their via dolorosa is marked by long rows of crosses on either side, emblems of suffering, death, and sacrifice. In the distance rise the smoke and flames from one of the innumerable incendiary fires which the Germans, like the cruel banditti of the Middle Ages, have kindled wherever they go.

NOTE AUTHOR: The Dean of St. Paul's

CARTOON CAPTION: Kreuzland, Kreuzland Über Alles / Belgium, 1914: "Where are our fathers?"
People Raemaekers, Louis
Subjects World War 1
Art
Prints
Lithographs
Political cartoons
Children
Refugees
Civilians
Artist Raemaekers, Louis
Title Kreuzland, Kreuzland Über Alles
Image size 34.8 x 29.1 cm