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164 Russian Atrocities

164 Russian Atrocities in East Prussia. "In the Southern part of East Prussia the population hasbeen pacified and has returned home, in so far as dwellings still exist. Important towns, such as Ortelsburg, have been burnt down to an extent of 70 %. The most ghastly deedsof shame were perpetrated by the Russians without the least cause," and so on. In the "Allgemenen Handelsblad" a Dutch correspondent writes, in April 1915 : "In the face of all this unnecessary cruelty,, one unconsciously clenches one's fist." The war correspondent of the "Vossische Zeitung" in the eastern theatre of war, telegraphs: "Here are two outrageous, facts, which have been communicated to me from a reliable source (September 12th, 1914): 1. The Russian Generalissimo Rennenkampf, has given, orders that a "specially smart" company was to search out all foresters of the Rominter Heide, and to shoot them. 2. General Martos has commanded that all villages occupied by Russian troops are to be burnt and all male inhabitants shot, even though these may not have taken part in the fighting; or refused to give up provisions." Thus the bestial propensities of this soldiery extend even to its highest commander. of burning houses, half-scorched by the heat of the flames, these wretched people awaited their fate. Then the order went forth that all inhabitants,, without exception, were to be shot. No reason was given. Hearing this terribledecree, the entire community of Heinrichswalde fell upon its knees and begged for mercy. Little children cried: "Dear God, do not shoot us dead." The parson opened negotiations with the Captain. Finally this officer permitted the women and children to leave. The executions were to be confined to themen. For two hours longer the parson used his best endeavors to persuade the officer, quite disregarding the brutal action of this man, who did not. hesitate to pluck the reverend churchman by the beard. At last the Russian gave way. He nevertheless demanded that at least one should suffer death for all the rest. An old school-teacher offered himself. The Captain remarked : "Well, since you are so brave, I will not take advantage of you," and allowed the old man to live; but the people were not to go unpunished, declared the Captain. They were therefore forced to bare their persons, and to lie down upon the ground, old und young, rich and poor, aristocrat and commoner, and were beaten with knouts, some of them so severely that it was necessary to carry the unfortunate men from the spot. The Captain himself placed his foot upon the neck of these unhappy men, while a soldier held them by the feet and a third struck them with the knout."

Russian Atrocities in East Prussia. 165 The representatives of the Czar were also signatories to that agreement of the 18th October, 1907, pledging themselves to fulfil "the laws and customs established by civilized peoples and the usages of humanity, and the demands of the public conscience!" Yes, the Czar is proud to be the originator of all those Tesolutions at the Hague, which his blood-stained vassals from the highest general downward now trample into the dust. Not soldiers, not their legitimate enemies, no, but defenceless women, children and old men were murdered in masses by these ruffians. The orders issued by Rennenkampf and Martos are nothing less than a complete negation of all international law. They are the public proclamation of ordinary massacre. A proof—a wireless message, intercepted on the 25th August, 1914, twelve o'clock noon. General Postowski to the Commander of the 1st Army •Corps: "I beg you immediately to forward to the 21st Division and the staff of the 23rd Army Corps. 7. 13 a. m. To Bek. . .- / (context missing). The officer in command to send out a company under energetic leadership with the order to shoot all foresters without mercy." We have also to deal with a systematic and customary Tobbery of the most brutal character. The soldiers, no doubt, were still further incited by the action of certain inhabitants, who even under force, refused to commit treason. The regulations with regard to the levying of contributions •appear, as has already been declared, to have been completely ignored. No greater outrage has ever been committed against right and humanity! From the official investigations made upon the spot, it is conclusively proved that in all cases the atrocities •of the Russians were perpetrated upon an absolutely peaceful German civilian population, which displayed not the slightest Jiostility towards the invasion and advance of the Russian troops, and offered no opposition whatever. The German Kaiser, after the great victory of the Masurian Lakes on the 18th February, 1915, gives vent to his impressions in the following words:

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