Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Human zoos (up to 1950’s) are one of Europe’s most shameful secrets, and the pics are heartbreaking

It was not too long ago that people from France, Belgium and other countries came to visit humans who were locked up in cages, on exhibit in front of a large audience and thrown in with animals at a local zoo.
Hundreds of thousands of people would visit these minorities who were on display like animals. The humans zoos were a large attraction, as 18 million came to visit the World Fair in 1889, held in Paris. Over four hundred Aboriginals and Africans were displayed in front of a large crowed of people, stripped down half-naked and thrown into cages.

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