Censorship! Persmuseum IISG

1900-1945: Mass Media and Censorship I
'Als de steenen spreken!'
'Als de steenen spreken!',
Louis Raemaekers
, De Telegraaf, 25 september
['If the stones speak!']
In this cartoon the Germans are made responsible for the destruction of the cathedral of Reims. The subtitle speaks volumes: the saints of the cathedral of Reims point accusingly at a German soldier who is held responsible for the destruction: 'it was he who violated us!' The print was confiscated by the military authorities. Despite the Dutch neutrality in the First World War, De Telegraaf (a daily newspaper) took a fierce anti-German stance and in response German editorials cried out against the 'campaign of slander' by De Telegraaf.
Call number: IISG
BG C12/465