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 (1899-1902).

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

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. Konsentrasiekamp-ellende... ’n jong Afrikaner-ma en haar erg uitgeteerde kind.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps. Including my gran's sister.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps. Including my gran's sister.

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

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

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

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

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.

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze…

Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) was a Cornish campaigner and activist, most famous for bringing the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps to the attention of the British public during the 2nd Boer War. She also worked to improve the conditions and save the live of the people there, although under much criticism from those back in England. Seen as a heroine in South Africa but known by the British government as ‘That Bloody Woman’, she had a commanding yet compassionate gaze…

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

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


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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.

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.

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

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.

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

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

Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was…

Boer farmstead. During the Second Boer War the "scorched earth" policy was…

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Koos De La Rey (22/10/1847 - 15/09/1914), one of South Africa's best loved military leaders during the Anglo Boer-War. Famous for his humane treatment of his enemies

Boer General Tobias Smuts with his Danish Krag-Jorgensen rifle

Boer General Tobias Smuts with his Danish Krag-Jorgensen rifle

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

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

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