Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902).

Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war Fantastiese Vroumens!

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, About 30 000 women and children perished in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer civilians watch as their house burns from scorched earth tactics by the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902.

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, in South Africa, during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Elizabeth van Heyningen launched her new book, The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, at The Book Lounge in Cape Town last night.

Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps - the abhorrent conditions in these camps caused the death of 4 177 women, 22 074 children under sixteen and 1 676 men.

Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps - the abhorrent conditions in these camps caused the death of 4 177 women, 22 074 children under sixteen and 1 676 men.

Juvenile Fiction. About a South Africa girl placed in a "camp" during the Anglo-Boer war ( 1899-1902); British took women and children and place them in camps (similar to concentration camps) to force Boers to submit to British dominion in South Africa.

Stones for My Father, by Trilby Kent, winner of the 2012 TD Book of the Year award

27000+ woman and children died in British Concentration camps in South-Africa during 1899 and 1902

woman and children died in British Concentration camps in South-Africa…

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the 2nd Anglo-Boer War

Suffer the Little Children: British Concentration Camps During the Anglo-Boer War

Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died.  The humanitarian world was appalled.  The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted

Of the slightly more than women and children placed in these camps…

"Canada sent 40 teachers to teach Boer children in the concentration camps, which Emily Hobhouse had started"

"Canada sent 40 teachers to teach Boer children (in the concentration camps), an initiative started by Emily Hobhouse"

Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war

Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 Oct 1854 – 3 Feb 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. De Wet served in the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880–81 as a Field Cornet, taking part in the Battle of Majuba Mountain, in which the Boers achieved a victory over the British forces under Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley. He continued his successful career to the end of the Second Boer war, striking heavily where he could and evading every attempt to bring him to bay.

Second Boer War - ABW - Christiaan De Wet was considered the most formidable leader of the Boer guerrillas. He successfully evaded capture on numerous occasions and was later involved in the negotiations for a peace settlement.

Boer War Concentration Camp

One of many Boer families of high class after arrival at a UK concentration camp.

Lizzie Van Zyl (1894 - 9 May 1901) was a child inmate of Bloemfontein concentration camp who died from typhoid fever during the Second Boer War.  The British incarcerated her following the refusal of her father, a Boer combatant, to surrender. Unable to speak English, she was labelled an idiot by the English-speaking doctor and his nurses, who were unable to understand her.

It can happen anywhere. Lizzie van Zyl, visited by Emily Hobhouse in a British concentration camp. The Nazis weren't the first to utilize concentration camps. This picture of Lizzie was taken during the Boer War.

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