South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps | - Site of Henri Le Riche

South Africa: A Boer Girl’s Memories of the Boer War and concentration camps

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration camps. Emily returned to England to campaign against "a gigantic and grievous blunder caused by  crass male ignorance, helplessness and muddling." Her militancy brought the scorn of the British people who called her hysterical, a rebel, liar, enemy of the…

A Boer woman with her dead child, the last of her children to die, photographed by Emily Hobhouse. An English activist, Emily spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other concentration 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"

These camps were often located in miserable terrain with discarded military tents serving each as the housing for multiple families.  Everyone slept on the ground as there were no beds and there were only the most rudimentary sanitary or medical facilities.  No fruit, vegetables, or milk was provided by their captors and the detained population often succumbed to disease and malnourishment.

Women and children in a British concentration camp during the Boer War…

Bloemfontein konsentrasiekamp 1900-1902

Bloemfontein konsentrasiekamp 1900-1902

On the night of June 23, 1978, Elim Mission in the Rhodesian Eastern Highlands was subjected to the worst massacre of missionaries yet experienced. Terry Blocksidge reported in the Sunday Mail (Salisbury):  Eight British missionaries and four young children - including a three-week-old baby - were bayoneted to death by terrorists on Rhodesia's Eastern border on Friday night in the worst massacre of whites since the six-year-old war began.

Problems faced by Missionaries in Zimbabwe between - Free ZIMSEC Revision Notes and Past Exam Papers

Tented concentration camp during the Anglo Boer War.

The Anglo Boer war 1899 - Boer concentration camps set up by the British. Almost Boers died in Kitchner's camps, majority being children.

General Delarey's children

General Delarey's children

British burning down houses & concentration camps. This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends  - http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-31-1902-boer.html

Boer War Camp Inmates, from Hobhouse, The Brunt of the War, Metheun 1902

Concentration camp

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Some of Krugersdorp's child prisoners pose shyly for the camera

Some of Krugersdorp's child prisoners pose shyly for the camera

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers. (McGregor Museum)

Driven from their homes as the British cleared out the South African countryside, women and children arrive at one of the infamous Concentration Camps set up for the displaced and forcibly relocated Boers.

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - Memorial to the Women

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa Studying existing monuments around colonial history

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

Not all Boer families trekking during the ABW were sitting ducks !!

Not all Boer families trekking during the ABW were sitting ducks !

Here in July, 1900, some 5000 BOERS men, women and children, surrendered to the British, who collected and burned their Mauser and Martini-Henry rifles and ammunition.

Here in July, some 5000 BOERS men, women and children, surrendered to the British, who collected and burned their Mauser and Martini-Henry rifles and ammunition.

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