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The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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This is where the rabbits were eaten. Fatu can be seen acting as a waiter or ‘maitre d’ in what was probably the first class dining room on Motuihe. The table is set for dinner. The German internees were divided into first class and second class prisoners by the NZ government, possibly at the Germans’ request; social rank was important. Second class prisoners sometimes protested that they should be upgraded because their payscale in the German administration in Samoa justified it.

Credit: Alfred Schultz Album; photographer R.Hofmann; restored by T. Brunt 2013.

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