Spain's Reconcentrado
policy in Cuba 1896-97
(The Cuban Holocaust)

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Colon Cemetery, Havana, Cuba, 1898
225,000 Cuban civilians died in 18 months 1896-97

Cuban peasants forced from their countryside homes.
Cuban peasants herded into concentration camps.

A starving Chinese patient at La Caridad 
Hospital, Matanzas



WEYLER'S RECONCENTRATION POLICY AND ITS HORRORS, Our War With Spain For Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
Pacificos Starving and Dying, New Haven Evening Register, May 27, 1897
Hungry Cuban Children With the Mark of Death, The Baltimore Sun, May 28, 1897
During August 500 Persons Died in Guines, a Town of 4,000 Baltimore Sun, Sept. 6, 1897
Thousands Have Perished in Cuba From Starvation The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 12, 1897
Reconcentration Works Ruin (N. Y. Times, Nov. 23, 1897)
Dying Cubans Thrown Into the Street, Baltimore Sun, December 31, 1897
Reconcentrado Distress The Commercial Appeal, (Memphis, TN) Dec. 31, 1897
Havana Sufferers Receive Aid from the United States  Daily Olympian (Olympia, Washington) January 11, 1898
Is Heart-Sicking: 200,000 Starving in a Land of Plenty Grand Rapids Herald, March 1, 1898
Appalling Figures of Red Cross Society and Dead and Dying in the Island, Omaha World Herald, March 9, 1898
A City of Horrors: Five Hundred and Fifty Have Died in Matanzas This Month From Starvation, Baltimore Sun, March 14, 1898
Dire Times in Cuba: Starving Women and Children, The Helena Independent (Montana), March 16, 1898
More Food For Starving Cubans: Ward Liner Leaves With 560 Tons of Provisions for Reconcentrados, N.Y. Evening Journal, March 17, 1898
Cuban Reconcentration Policy and its Effects, Speech By Vermont Senator Redfield Proctor in the US Senate, March 17, 1898
Awful Plight of God's Creatures, Omaha World Herald, March 21, 1898
A Descent Into Hell: Starvation of the Innocents, Minneapolis Journal, March 23, 1898
The Victims of Starvation: Spaniards Admit 225,000 Non-Combatants Have Died, Baltimore Sun, March 24, 1898
Spain Gives In: Reconcentrado Order Is Partly Rescinded Morning Oregonian (Portland) March 31, 1898
Reconcentrados in Three Provinces to be Allowed to Return to Their Homes, Butte Weekly Miner, March 31, 1898
No More Concentration (N. Y. Times, April 1, 1898)
Reports From Cuban Governors Admit Deplorable Conditions, Duluth News Tribune, April 1, 1898
Order Revoking Concentration is Rendered of No Effect, Aberdeen Daily News, April 5, 1898
The Butcher of Cuba: Weyler and the Origin of the Reconcentrado Plan Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 1898
A Chapter in Spanish Rule (N. Y. Times, April 8, 1898)
Relief Work Done in Cuba: Distribution of the Kansas City Star's Supplies in Matanzas City, Omaha World Herald, April 10, 1898
Official Tales of the Starvation and Sufferings of the Wretched Concentrados (N. Y. Times, April 12, 1898)
Conditions of the Cuban Reconcentrados Graphically Described, Baltimore Sun, April 12, 1898
Red Cross Work in Cuba, Kansas City Star, May 14, 1898
Ravages of Famine "Weyler's Chickens" Feast on Dead Reconcentrados, Duluth News Tribune, May 16, 1898
Sad Memories of Havana: Stories of Reconcentrados, Columbus Enquirer-Sun, May 22, 1898
A Jewish Reconcentrado in Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Daily Observer, June 22, 1898
Suffer for Food People of Santiago Are Almost Starving, Duluth News Tribune, July 6, 1898
Dying by Hundreds. Terrible State of Starvation in Havana, Tacoma Daily News, August 3, 1898
Reconcentrado Mascot. The Grand Forks Daily Herald, August 7, 1898
Feeding the Poor in Havana (N. Y. Times, December 23, 1898)
Comida: An Experience in Famine, Atlantic Monthly, March 1899, 343-348
Reconcentrado Quarters Burn, and Three Children Perish, Macon Telegraph, March 10, 1899
A Reconcentrado Village of Death, Phoenix Weekly Herald, (Phoenix, AZ), April 6, 1899
A Cuban Interior Town: Population Reduced By Starvation From Nearly 8,000 to 1,800, Weekly Indiana State Journal, May 17, 1899
Succoring Cuban Orphans, The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) August 2, 1899
La política de reconcentración de Weyler
War annd Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898