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Creation Date

1918

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Captain Derwent Wood sculpted this German atrocity during World War I--the cruxifiction of a Canadian prisoner of war. The prisoner was depicted hanging with extended arms, impaled with bayonets, while German soldiers stood by and taunted the victim. It is highly unlikely that this cruxification ever occurred, but was instead a rumor propagated by Allied publicists to denounce the Germans.

Keywords

Germany, Crime, Propaganda, Canadian POWs

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