Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters

This video says about itself:

NEW VERSION (2010): Short expository documentary about the role of The Netherlands in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Translated from Starnieuws in Suriname:

Mc Leod: Dutchmen most cruel slave-masters

16 March, 12:00

The writer Cynthia Mc Leod states that the Dutch were the most cruel slave-masters. The writer was the first Surinamese author speaking before the Dutch Books’ Ball on the eve of the 78th Book Week. Its theme is “Golden ageBlack pages‘. The Book Week began today and will last until March 24.

The Boekenbal was in the great hall of the city theater in Amsterdam last night. After author Maartje Carrot had spoken about a golden page in Dutch history, Mc Leod spoke about ‘a black page’: slavery, making the Dutch ​​the most cruel slave masters. Sentences in general at that time were not very nice, but punishment for slaves was even worse than that. For running away, theft or rebellion the punishment was: nose and ears cut off, Achilles tendon cut, leg cut off, hanging on a meat hook through the ribs, torture all over the body with burning tongs, burned alive or rolling through the streets in a spiked barrel.

On March 11 the filming began of the movie based on the successful novel by Mc Leod, Hoe duur was de suiker? [How much was the sugar?] by screenwriter and director Jean van de Velde. The writer has a full agenda to work this week with a tour of Dutch libraries.

From June 26 to July 8 Cynthia Mc Leod will be back in the Netherlands for the commemoration of the abolition of slavery on 1 July 2013. Before that, the movie edition of How much was the sugar? will be published by Conserve publishers.

USA: CPAC participant defends slavery at minority outreach panel: It gave “food and shelter” to blacks: here.

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