Emily Hobhouse word onthou in Afrikaner geskiedenis as 'n heldin. Sy maak aan die wêreld die haglike omstandighede van die kampe bekend en is tot so mate suksesvol dat sy op een stadium verbied word om voet aan wal in SA te sit.
On her return to Britain the story she told of the conditions under which the women and children had to live shocked everyone not committed to believe in the inevibility of the war and the harsh measures that was to end it.
EMILY HOBHOUSE (1860-1926) | Cornwall: St Ive (near Liskeard) was the home of this Cornishwoman who challenged the British Empire over its concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She also smuggled herself into Germany to try to singlehandedly stop the First World War. Lord Kitchener described her as "that bloody woman". He had her arrested and she spent the war under virtual house arrest in a cottage near Maer Lake in Bude.' ✫ღ⊰n