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Catalog Number 1983.120.99
Object Name Print
Accession number 1983.120
Description Print by Louis Raemaekers

Pigs salivating over body of Edith Cavell. Pigs are wearing pickelhaubes.

Information Written on Back: No. 132 / 42 What a meal!

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: The Germans have committed many more indefensible crimes than the military execution of the kind-hearted nurse who had helped war-prisoners to escape. They have murdered hundreds of women who had committed no offence whatever against their military rules. But though not the worst of their misdeeds, this has probably been the stupidest. It gained us almost as many recruits as the sinking of the Lusitania, and it made the whole world understand—what is unhappily the truth—that the German is wholly destitute of chivalry. He knows indeed that people of other nations are affected by this sentiment; but he despises them for it. Woman is the weaker vessel; and therefore, according to his code, she must be taught to know her place, which is to cook and sew, and produce "cannon-fodder" for the Government. Readers of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche will remember the advice given by those philosophers for the treatment of women. Nietzsche recommends a whip. It never occurred to German officialdom that the pedantic condemnation of one obscure woman, guilty by the letter of their law, would stir the heart of England and America to the depths, and steel our soldiers to further efforts against an enemy whose moral unlikeness to ourselves becomes more apparent with every new phase in the struggle.

NOTE AUTHOR: The Dean of St. Paul's

CARTOON CAPTION: Thrown to the Swine /
People Raemaekers, Louis
Cavell, Edith
Subjects World War 1
Political cartoons
Dead persons
Artist Raemaekers, Louis
Title Thrown to the Swine
Image size 38 x 25.3 cm