killing 600,000 innocents

By: crunchgodabruinknees



by burning their farms, throwing them in camps without adequate food, water, sanitation and so forth constitutes a "Death Camp" for sure. Your "Death Camp" vs "Concentration Camp" a distinction without a difference in any case.

It made no difference to Lizzie Van Zyl pictured below did it? The British Army committed intentional genocide. The deaths were no accident.

If you want to get nitpicky most of the camps you picked were not "Death Camps" but instead work camps where people labored. The killing was concentrated in a few locations because it was too gnarly for staff to deal with regularly.

Related imageBut nothing tells the story as well as the photographs. In Emily Hobhouse’s words: “I can't describe what it is to see these children lying about in a state of collapse. It’s just exactly like faded flowers thrown away. And one has to stand and look on at such misery, and be able to do almost nothing.”

 

 Emily Hobhouse tells the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the Bloemfontein concentration camp: She was a frail, weak little child in desperate need of good care. Yet, because her mother was one of the "undesirables" due to the fact that her father neither surrendered nor betrayed his people, Lizzie was placed on the lowest rations and so perished with hunger that, after a month in the camp, she was transferred to the new small hospital. Here she was treated harshly. The English disposed doctor and his nurses did not understand her language and, as she could not speak English, labeled her an idiot although she was mentally fit and normal. One day she dejectedly started calling for her mother, when a Mrs Botha walked over to her to console her. She was just telling the child that she would soon see her mother again, when she was brusquely interrupted by one of the nurses who told her not to interfere with the child as she was a nuisance. Quote 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). Image source

 

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