King Leopold II of Belgium Congo genocide
Congo Royals Genocide
[10 to 15 million Congolese people murdered between 1885 and 1908.]
When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’
A common tactic used in the Congo Free State was to demand a certain quota of rubber from each village. Missing a quota was punished violently. It was not uncommon for the hands and feet of men, women, and children to be amputated as punishment for not collecting enough rubber or ivory. Hostages were taken from villages and used as leverage when demanding quotas. Villagers knew that not gathering the specified quota of goods could mean the execution of their their family.
Father looking at the severed hand and foot of his 5 year old daughter.