Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. Konsentrasiekamp-ellende... ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

Mother and child starved in Concentration Camp during the Boer War. ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

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…

Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: From Stemme uit die Verlede ("Voices from the Past") - a collection of sworn statements by women who were detained in the concentration camps during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).

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.

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.

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