In North Africa.
the eldest times, Europeen prisoners have been a natural part of the
in the hot and dry countries in North Africa.
Male prisoners went to the war and pirat galleys, while the females
were used to row the heavy cargo galleys,
and to breack rocks in the scorching hot mines fare out in the
persons could also lease women very cheaply from the stateīs slave
This ferry man had to compete with the new bridge.
He succeded doing so, by leasing two girls to haul his boat back and
forth across the river.
He didnīt even have to feed them. They ate the garbage which
drifted down the river.
Even today this is still the case, though it is now kept more hidden
from the public than earlier,
and of political reasons the authorities in the Europeen countries
donīt bother investigating it,
as long as no males, but only insignificant young women disappears.
from Germany has become one of them.
The 28 year old woman weeps in despair in one of the holding cells
under the courthouse, for the next transport to the zinc
What should have been a weeks vacation on a sunny beach, was today
at a brief trial, where she couldnīt understand anything, turned
into a life sentence with hard labour.
19 year old
Patricia from Italy is also destined for transport to the zinc
mines. She has spend all 3 weeks, since she was picked up by
the police, while going shopping alone in the bazaar, locked up in
the basement cell, where she in the long waiting time has found
herself a little pet .
arrrived to the mine, the women no longer are individuals, but are
only nameless slaves determined to be used to the utmost.
The work days begines before the sun rises,
and donīt end before it sets again.
7 days a week, with never a day off, not even in the hottest time of
Not all are so
"lucky" to work outside in the sun.
Keeping the melting furnaces going, is an inhuman job. Thatīs
another good reasone for using slaves to do the work. Because of
the intence heat it is necessary to whip the girls working here
Nothing here works
Even the pumps pumping air into the ovens, are operated manually.
Machines cost money. Women donīt cost much to feed, and and
as long as new females are so cheap to acquire, as they always
have been, there is no reasone to do anything in a different way than
One of the worst
places to be placed,
is in the treadmills on top of the melting ovens.
The heat here is so intence and the air so pollutet with toxic smoke,
that the slaves working here seldom last longer than a few months.
But the worst
place of all, is to work in the steamy hot underground mines .
Lisa, a young turist from Sweden, tried to run away, and even
slapped one of the policemen in his face,
when they randomly grabbed her and forced her into a paddy wagon,
as she was on her way back from
the beach to her hotel.
As punishment she was sentenced to go directly to the underground
First they shaved all hair off her head and body. Then she was
Now she has to work 18 hours a day in the dark mine for the
rest of her life.
carefull, about what you say and do,
if you live under a dictatorship.
Natasha had a privileged
life as the secretary and misstress to a minister.
Last night she was invited to join a party with several important
people from the goverment
including the Dictator himself.
She drunk to many glasses of champagne, and whent over and kissed
the Dictator, while his wife looked on.
Very early the
next morning, a new life begines for Natasha.
From now on her adress will be work camp nr. 55.
The cold morning air soothes her hangover, but gives her goose pimples.
She will have to work very hard not to freeze.
galleys of Thalios of Darini.
A fully loaded
galley is getting ready to sail
Suspended from the
prow is the banner of the vessleīs owner, Thalios of Darini,
a living figurehead - A girl whoīs skin has been dyed in acid paint
to match the
colour of the ship.
The Irish deck
slave strains at
to hoist the anchor.
At the benches the
chained slaves sits at attention
waiting for the order to start rowing.
For one of the
rowers itīs her first vojace.
Servila is the wife of a merchant, who has become in debt to Thalios.
The deal is that she has to stay as a hostage on the ship, until the
debt is payed.
However, if it is not payed within 6 months, she will become a slave
and will be permanently riveted in heavy chains, as the other
oarswomen on the ship.
The poor woman knows it is very unlikely her husband can or
will pay. After all, it will be much cheaper for him to find himself
a new wife!
For Augustina and her
pretty daughter Juliana
the vojace is nothing new.
They have been toiling at the oars for seven months,
and knows to well, what is in store for them.
Augustina was the
widow of a very rich man and had inherited a large estate in the
hills above Messana.
A new governor wanted to take over all her properties, and accused
her for tax fraud.
Augustina and her beautiful young daughter Juliana were dragged from
their villa and imprisoned in the sewer beneath the governorīs
For almost half a year, the two desperate women
survived by fighting the vicious rats for scraps of rancid food
dropped though the grate above.
At last they confessed!
At night if the
galley is in port, and very careful not to be seen by the overseers,
Augustina feels her daughterīs more and more
Before being send to the galley, they had been dragged to the
townīs square, where they had been lawfully declared slaves, and
had all their property confiscated.
After that the townīs rabble for an hour had been allowed to use
both women as they pleased,
resulting in Julianaīs belly has grown a little larger every day.
Of course they are
seen by a guard,
and first Juliana is hung up for a hole day
with no food nor water.
The next day it is her motherīs turn.
But they are very lucky, they are
allowed to stay together on the galley.
Troublemakers among the galley slaves
are usually transferred to the gargage barges.
These poor women
and girls are condemned to spend the rest of their lives chained to
the lower rowing tiers of one of the heavy garbage barges, which
every day sails the hughe amounts of trash from the big city fare
out to sea, where it is dumped.
They toil under the lash at the oars for 18 hours every day for a
hand-full of maggoty rice.
These poor women will never see the sun again.
Only scum will take the jobs as overseers on these stinking barges,
so they are particularly sadistic.
Adrianna was a rich Greek aristocrat who was too proud to
accept the advances of a Roman general. Now she is not so
proud as she waits for the overseer to turn away so she can grab a
bloated corpse of a rat floating in the vile bilge water.
Tonight she might not be as hungry as usual when she slumps over the
oar for a few hours of precious sleep.
He is looking the other way.
Quick - get into the sewer !"
The galley has made landfall at a small port
on the African coast. There will be no local
to unload the ship before the next morning,
so to save time, some of the rowers incl.
Augustina and Juliana are released from their
benches for the first time in months
to unload the cargo.
Suddently Augustina eyes an opportunity
Another slave girl has stumbled as she
carried a heavy barrel, and the overseer is
bussy whipping her.
Quickly and silently the two slaves slips into the murky waters and wade beneath the wharf towards the stinking
The freedom donīt last long for Augustine and Juliana.
With no clothes and wearing collars and manacles,
they couldnīt hide for long, but long enough for the galley
to sail without them.
Until the galley returns, the port authorities make good use of the
poor women. The first month they are chained to a heavy cargo
cart, which they have to pull all day long between the warehouses
and the docks. They are put under the control of a cruel
Carthaginian slave girl who enjoys making the former Roman
For the young woman and her pretty daughter, it feels very humiliating working naked in the streets.
On the galley and in the port, they were
only two naked slaves among a lot of others.
But here they are the only ones among a lot
of well-dressed people both free and house slaves,
and must constantly hear remarks about how
bad they smell and how slow they work.
Juliana has given birth,
she and her mother are put to work in the harbour,
loading and unloasing ships,
and making repairment works on the breakwaters, when
no other work is to be done.
Her offspring is naturally a slave, and
was at once taken away from her.
Every day they look
with fear at any new
sails comming over the horizon.
One day, very soon now, the sail of Thaliosīs
from which they have escaped, will appear again.
The punishment for runaway slaves is
very very hard.
One day it arrives...
As soon as the
galley has docked Augustina and
Juliana are taken aboard.
Augustina is at once taken below the deck, to recieve
the first of a large quantity of severe punishments.
Her daughter Juliana has a heavy stock
rivetted around her neck, and is
chained permanently to a bench.
A ring through her vagina prevents
her in ever standing up again.
Surviving on half rations, she is going to spend
the rest of her life on this bench.
She will never try to run away again.
Augustina and her
daughter, are not
the only females to be taken aboard the galley.
Just before departure a carriage with
an expensively dressed yong woman arrives.
She thought, she should be a passanger and
was utterly astonish, when a crewmember ordered
both her and her servant girl to undress.
The young and very beautiful Princess Dahlia,
is furious about she and her black servant girl,
have been chained naked among the bad-smelling
simple slave girls on the galley.
She hasnīt yet realized, she in a few days
will smell just as bad as the girl in front of her,
and she in a few months, only will be
one more unthinking slave among all the others.
She is never told, her father had got a large
long-termed loan from Thalios, and the security
for the loan, was that the youngest of his
pampered daughters, Dahlia,
was to become a slave on one of Thalios ships.
Three days after,
fare out to sea, Augustina is set adrift.
Branded deap into her skin with hot iron is written, she is a
recaptured runaway slave, and
it is forbidden anyone to help her.