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"THE BARBARIANS"

GERMAN Ai'liOClTii-JS I.N }'u!..'N;). The foilowii'f tcrrih'e in-!!., tic nf <■!' ■;,- Germans ii contained in n i-.-;t.-.- -.vri.-.-i i ■ a Sydney genii, man i-y a ]'a,\ ij.-c i 'J'i.,--•■.; ■■.;■ Zolatofi, who is atlcch'-d to i.:,<- !h ! (i . Society in Poland. It ii da I'J hj. p: ,::.■:!, : 15: "Dear friend,- —t .-in v.-.--: e / r. >■ j:,.- i 0 you from the front n...,.,-, a" c; . ..;■ a:...-, which is near JvaJi-! ,oj ;],■• i ... - r / . i • .;...'.| and Itiis>i;t 1 ai-.i aiu -,- :i ■.-. ;■ j;• '. (; ; , Corps «s n luedicji a!:. :;.!,; e, ,:,' •,••• -. .-.; on 'he active line--. Oct ot' ; r , a .i . -;ipersonal unit" 75 have e-.-■ i Sh -1 ;.tDear friend, if you on!.-.- I.e. .-/ >.-,:■ ;>..-, have happened here! iiY.;-.' ::;■, i. ( ;;.,-. . longer and am ik;i. kill. ■!. ;j.ih ! :-..:, ;.:.-•■; 1 will lose iny mind, "t -oo • n.-.. .r ; . can't even in inaieanaiion i i,..-i ui-.- - :i.. i that 1 hiis sweat ever •:,.• iii,- ; ...;;.., Poland, It. I.i in:!..,: -d i ■ !•. j. «,• . -. lias be"u done !,;.- li.. •• i>: •: i o ; -. i. .. - beast? in the form.- o. liir.-aa you know that while i i ni -.vi .• ■ ! ■ • the spasms prc-.i my throat, ; :,-! j burning my clievk-•-•-.; "r: <e' -' ■.. , ■ ■■• men. O herd! thai. :- r-'i a v.-, .':. e.aj exist in the twentieth cent•;/.-. ' " Dear friend, i-j.u yj-i r' i.a :■:■■.,■:■ r : : i was always hoidin;.; (i.. s-id • 1" t., ■->;:-!,• . with her eu11...r0 u:.d ~.•■ ..':■...; ,;i '' ."• with tho bao rre -■*, i 0.,,.i-i ,-. i have seen German do::;.:- : ■ -iloii.c . v.-'e...: ;.!■.- bite thore of oi.ly ; :iv i,.- ■-, .r c - ■..<: '■. - 1 v bcasU. J will alia.ij.i. io r--j.il ■. !■■■ ~.• -.:.-it I witnessed n.y-< 1:', .o: J ;;i.,. ~-> ,-!;•• '■'> what I was toid l.y ir,y eon..-; d. . ■-..■■ i.r : .a seen the same, and u.oi— u,; !,,' '.'.:.• . Kalish and thiee or fanr o.'ia r :-na.ii tov.-i,, were taken by (lie German- ■m\-,::v':\. i :vn:-\ Some of the inhabit am ■; ;!■ d av.-iy, :,;:: ...,'r t ■; wero unable to do that, leeaa ••■ :.■:,:: ;s.:u,t, to lose everything—nun v. hj hj ;i. :•: >':o.-; ' • -; engaged on iii > lund. t 'en ~,.-• a' '.;., :'.. Germans take, t iio towns ten. 'i.:;-: .;:;:.. After tlit-ea day.; there v.-a; a -../>■ ;.•■:. o engagement, and a.s a rcMdt. .:' ..;:■: 1: u:-.,' fighting the tii-rir.ans wero [• -re- -j oat. ,V. : : their posiLioiis, ,-i:id v. <>o jtvr.-w .! |i..-i , .- ;,,- tho 14th Finland's h.-hind wi.i n we were going for the nurpj.'x' ■( cod-.-;rrr and attending i.lie wound, d. "When we reached ere of t'r- ■,(....;., ;:i„,odoucd by the (icruiaiH i!:'/:v \.„ ■ ;> ;'.-;..;.; t'td scene, in the r.fivet, njar the ho.ves ' were lying many corpse-", some: ..; wid. hj v.-e.;-torn to pieces. Tho bodies of wo:;;' n h«J been disflgcred terribly. Ironi rcao of them the breasts were cut off. When v,o entered the hou=e that was tho residence of the priest we witnessed another example of savage brutality. In tho first dooiava;- was barging a. woman by a hand and a foot. Ifo- r.y.> ..■.e-rr; picked out, and :i yomig girl hail her ha;.(i.; a.nd her nose cu:. r.tT. In oae roam v..; 0 lying thrae d«ad children, one. with his cut off, another with ihb te.iri.i of the. /,p----pressor's fingers on id-, neck, and the- -bird horo marks on i.iie head .si.rj-.ving that he hj .1 been thrown the vra'i. Tn. a o;::;-,r was stated a young girl, ah-me '/:. -,.-ri:-., ■:. Frorq her we were uinUe to •,;<.< any ■: ' ■ i .->. tion, for her teuse had gone, hi < h>- i.-e.ii room on the floor wero two dr.id jn. n. " Wliat happened in other honvi it, is impossible to teli. because the i:i;,jorit y of them were loaded v.dih wood or ,-..,uh, d v.-hh kerosene and pert on fire. Fro;a hj- -uins we extracted half-burnt rerr.ai-.r-. her we collected 700 corpse?. "In future I will write in you so ion ■- as 1 am not killed. Good-bye."

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"THE BARBARIANS", Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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"THE BARBARIANS" Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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