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!

Lizzie van Zyl, a Boer girl, who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp in South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902). It was estimated that 27,927 Boer (of whom 22,074 were children under 16) and 14,154 black Africans died of starvation, disease and exposure in these camps preceding the Nazi ones by 37 years. The British used deportation to the camps as a weapon against Boer guerrillas.

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.

Stones for My Father -- story set during the Boer war in South Africa

Stones for my father / Trilby Kent / This meticulously researched novel about a white Afrikaner girl caught up in the Boer War at the turn of the century brings to light a hitherto overlooked aspect of South African history.

Blacks in the Anglo Boer War - These wars were fought with ALL south Africans and British enemies of all colours were taken to the camps.

Blacks in the Anglo Boer War - The war was fought between ALL South Africans and their British enemies, South Africans of all ethnicity groups where detained in concentration camps. But the UK seldom kept record of Blacks in the concentration camps.

A Boer commando unit composed of a father and his two sons, South Africa, 1899-1902.

The Warfare Historian: Great Anglo-Boer War, Part I: Triumph of the Boer and his Mauser Rifle My great grandfather Thomas William Dorey and 2 of his sons Pieter Daniel and Carles Edward Dorey of to war

A brigade of Irish volunteers who supported the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war, 1899. This is the earliest known photograph of an Irish concert...

A brigade of Irish volunteers who supported the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war, This is the earliest known photograph of an Irish concert.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

Many children died. They could not beat the boers in the war. Went for the soft spots women and children.

Bywoners: Na die AB oorlog was baie families in armoede gedompel en moes baie van hul as bywoners by familie of vriende gaan woon.

Bywoners: Na die AB oorlog was baie families in armoede gedompel en moes baie van hul as bywoners by familie of vriende gaan woon.

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