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WHO ARE THE HUNS?

WHO ARE THE HUNS?

160 Russian Atrocities

160 Russian Atrocities in East Prussia. finement of civilians is in itself a trespass upon the rights of civilians as laid down in the international code. CHAPTER XII. Russian Atrocities in East Prussia. "Russia is the greatest danger to the Peace ot Europe." Sir Edward Grey in the Spring of 1914. A. A veritable mockery of all conventions that exist between civilized nations, all laws and customs, even those that are held most venerable and inviolate in war, not to mention all considerations of humanity, is afforded by the attitude of the allies of the two Western Powers. These nations which riot in orgies of hollow phrases regarding liberty and righteousness and strive to horrify the world with the acts of the barbarian Germans through the utterances of Messieurs Huysmann, Vandervelde e tutti quanti,-—gentlemen who appear to have forgotten all their former remarks concerning the "Blood-stained Czar," and "the most hideous despotism the world has ever seen," for which potentate and power they are now content to act as helpers and as commercial travellers,—are silent where they were once indignant. Even in the furtive and falsified proclamations of the International Bureau of Social Democracy their spokesmen dare utter no word in criticism of this arch-enemy of all liberty and all justice. Thousands of Social Democrats, the comrades of these remarkable "democrats" à la Sembat, Guesde and their like, now withering in the, dungeons of Russia, will learn with mixed emotions of the attitude assumed by their confreres who dare utter no word of protest against Russia's manner of making war, and whose Chauvinism could scarcely be exceeded by the most feudal of the Royalists and Bonapartists. It is a veritable collapse of the entire structure of Socialistic Internationalism. The monstrous acts perpetrated by the Russians from the ioth of August to the beginning of September, until the great Field Marshall General von Hindenburg and his brave troops drove them into the swamps of the Masurian Lakes, shall not be presented in detail here. The official reports with regard

Russian Atrocities in East Prussia. 161 to these atrocities are being published and will present a complete picture of these Hunnish cruelties, in particular those committed by the Cossack hordes. A few specimen cases are nevertheless given below. We would like to say that we make no attempt to generalize over the specific instances that we produce. We are aware that even in East Prussia there were single instances of welldisciplined Russian troops conducting themselves in a proper manner and that their officers sometimes gave warning of the shameful outrages committed by those that followed them, and were sincerely concerned as to the doings of the Cossack ruffians. But these, unfortunately, were exceptions. The average Russian troops, especially the Cossacks as a whole, showed to even greater disadvantage when compared with these exemplary few. And month by month the character of the Russian soldiery grew from bad to worse. An official communication of the middle of September contains the following: "The continuation of the investigations instituted by the authorities with regard to the devastations by the Russian troops in East Prussia, has now taken the form of a thoroughgoing examination of the inhabitants of the destroyed places, in so far as these may still be alive. These examinations have proved beyond all possible doubt that the local authorities had urged the inhabitants of these places to maintain the utmost quiet and to offer no resistance in the face of the invasion of the Russians. There has not been a single instance in which the people of East Prussia permitted themselves to make a franc-tireur onslaught upon the Russians. Unmindful of the quiet demeanor of the East Prussians, the Russian commanders issued orders for the destruction and burning-down of all villages whose inhabitants proved too poor to pay the contributions levied. According to the information at present to hand 25 large villages were destroyed in this manner, twice as many heavily damaged and partially destroyed. In the governmental district of Gumbinnen we have so far ascertained that 360 inhabitants were murdered. An exact record of the complete number of victims of the Russian soldiery can be made only at a later period." Muller, Who are the Huns? 11

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