A GLIMPSE INTO HISTORY: THE BOER WAR- THE BRITISH’s COWARDLY GENOCIDE AGAINST INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN HIDDEN FROM HISTORY BOOKS.

 

 

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Article posted  by: White Nation  correspondent Cape Town June 17 2017

 

 

HISTORY

 

 

 

THEY say that if you don’t learn from your past, you will forever repeat it. And this is no truer than in the case of the Boers. Here we are, a century later, and still they are the whipping boy of the English, characterized as a lowly farmhand, one with whom the English can act superior, using their guile and “innuendo ad infinitum.”

Lord Kitchener’s War or the Gold War was the first war of the bloody 20th century. It pitted the might of the British Empire against a small group of Dutch farmers. Boer is simply the Dutch word for FARMERDiamonds were discovered in South Africa in 1867 and gold in 1872. By 1897 South Africa was the world’s largest exporter of gold. The golden rule states that “whoever has the gold; makes the rules.” The Boer War was all about the Bank of England gaining a complete monopoly on South African gold. In the 16th century, the brutal Spanish Empire committed a similar genocide to gain a monopoly on New World gold. Most of the generals that served with Lord Kitchener in the brutal gold war went on to serve in World War I.

The British mobilized a vast army to fight the Dutch farmers. Lord Kitchener was their most experienced soldier. The British wholly underestimated the Boers and they believed that just the sight of the British Army would make them run. Men came from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to “serve their Queen” – who was too old to even know or care what was happening in the United KINGdom!! All over the Empire the battle cry was “God save the Queen” who was too old to know or even care about the genocide of the Boers that was done in her name. The British believed that just the sight of the army would scare the BoersThis was the first example of “shock and awe.” Despite the overwhelming numbers and the latest killing technology, the Boers fought heroically against the British invaders.With a Bible in one hand and a rifle in the other, the brave farmers confronted the overwhelming might of the British Empire, and made them pay a heavy price for their gold lust.

The Boers, a fiercely independent nation, who had made the mistake of wanting nothing to do with the haughty British. A grave error given the British penchant for populism. The Boers also made the mistake of discovering more than half the worlds Diamond and Gold reserves under the ground of their two Independent internationally recognized Sovereign Republics. Bit as history has taught, the British have very little regard for law or morality if there is booty at stake. The Boers had established 17 Independent Boer Republics over a centuries, each one in succession forcefully taken over by the British. 

Here we are a century later, after the British have successfully applied a band aid called Mandela onto their shattered empire and morals, to hide the blatant theft of a nation, not once but umpteen times! When one looks at Iraq or even Germany, the modus operandi of the so called “good guys ” becomes clear… In Iraq it was WMD, in Transvaal it was unhappy foreign mineworkers, which like WMD, ended up being nothing more than media hype ending in the failed Jameson raid.

Still they use the Boers as a stepping stone to the moral high ground… as we will see, this story goes hundreds of years before the Boer War and really reflects two opposing ideologies, one of supremacy and narc ism on the part of the British and one of restraint and discipline on the part of the Boers- who all along have only ever wanted to rule themselves in their own land, so why do the British press label Supremacists at every opportunity to this day? It was after all the British who setup Apartheid in SA with the now infamous ANC starting in 1912, only 3 years after Britain forced the colonies into an unnatural Union, leaving the bantu outside! Up to today the British have not as yet apologized or paid any compensation for their evil atrocities against the Boer nation- but still pursue their “extermination” program against the Boers through their lapdog ANC hired killers. 

Boer Genocide in the concentration camps by the British during the Boer War (1899 – 1902)

  1. Introduction

 It is officially claimed that 27000 Boer women and children were killed in the concentration camps (Death Camps/Gulags) -which were erected by Britain during the Second World War (1899 – 1902) and, this still has a profound influence on the population and existence of the Boer nation. This figure has been revised, even by a BBC documentary to 34,000. Boer historians and heritage caretakers having discovered that many graves contained more than one or two bodies… This genocide came eminently to mind every time the Queen of England visited South Africa in recent years, The ten Boere-Republican organizations led by Vryheidsaksie Boererepublieke presented her with a message from the Boer Nation, demanding that England rectify the wrong he had imposed on the Boer Nation.

  1. Background

The Second Freedom War (1899 to 1902) occurred when England, under the false pretext that it wanted to “protect the rights of foreigners ” who had flocked to the Witwatersrand gold fields, only wanted to gain control over the South African Republic ‘s recently discovered mineral wealth of gold and diamonds.On the battlefield the British superiority could not claim victory, hence the decision to instead launch a full-scale war against the Boer women and children, and employing a genocide to force the citizens to surrender.

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SPIOENKOP– ANOTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT ALTHOUGH THE BOERS WERE OUTNUMBERED 4 TO 1 AGAINST THE COMBINED FORCE OF BRITISH, CANADIANS , SCOTTISH, IRISH AND EVEN AUSTRALIANS- THEY STILL WRECKED TERRIBLE HAVOC AMONG THE BRITISH INVADERS WHICH FORCED THE BRITISH “ELITE” TO REVERT TO GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE TACTICS SUCH AS WAGING THE WAR AGAINST INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

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SCOTTISH FUSILIERS THAT JOINED THE BRITISH FORCES IN WAGING A WAR AGAINST THE BOERS.

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TRENCH WARFARE- A METHOD LEARNED BY THE BRITISH FROM THE BOERS WHO FIRST USED THIS METHOD WITH HUGE SUCCESS AGAINST THE IMPERIAL FORCES IN THE BOER WAR.

  1. Development of Genocide

3.1. The fight against women and children begins

 

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We have the right to lodge injustices against humanity here.
Millions if not Billions can be claimed from the British for injustices of the past.
Concentration camps and starving the people resemble the atrocities of the Nazi death camps in Germany killing 9 million Jews.

The Jews brought the Germans to justice and compensation had to be paid to survivors.

We need to follow suite, firstly to let the world know about these atrocities by the Brittish and secondly to demand compensation for these terrible injustices of the past.!!!

Despite signing the Hague Convention, the British resorted to a “scorched earth policy ” in order to subdue the Boers. Homes were burned to the ground, cattle were slaughtered, and the women and children carted off to concentration camps. In the most unkindest cut of all, the women were asked to sign a piece of paper pleading with their husbands to surrender. Despite terrible suffering, not one woman relented and signed the paper.1900 September, Major-Gen J.G. Maxwell announces that “... camps for burghers who voluntarily surrender are being formed at Pretoria and Bloemfontein.” This signals the start of what was to evolve into the notorious Concentration Camp Policy.

Milner was more cooperative and the first camp she visited was named Bloemfontein. Here is her eyewitness report of conditions in the camp:

“My first visit to the camp at Bloemfontein after the lapse of a few weeks was a great shock. The population had doubled, and had swamped the effect of improvements which could not keep pace with the numbers to be accommodated. Sickness was increasing, and the aspect of the people was forlorn in the extreme. Disease and death were stamped upon their faces. Many whom I had left hale and hearty, full in figure and face, had undergone such a change that I could not recognize them. I realized how camp life under these imperfect conditions was telling upon them, and no impartial observer could have failed to see what must ensue, unless nurses, doctors, workers, and above all extra food, clothing, and bedding, could be poured out in abundance and without delay.

I sought the Deputy Administrator, and represented to him the death-rate already worked out in the adjoining camp at 20 per cent., and asked if nothing could be done to stop the influx of people. He replied that he believed that all the people in the entire country, with the exception of towns on the line, were to be brought in. His kindness and courtesy often encouraged me to put before him not only the bodily needs of the women, but other troubles or punishments which weighed upon them, which seemed unnecessarily severe, and appeared to be creating sores which even time would not have power to heal. His policy was no doubt dictated from higher sources, his humanity too evidently crippled by lack of means. My fund was but a drop in the ocean of such a need.”  (Hobhouse, The Brunt of the War and Where it Fell, pp. 122-123).

Emily discovered that a total of 45 concentration camps existed throughout South Africa; most of them with the same appalling conditions as Bloemfontein. This war was a public relations nightmare for the British, so to deflect criticism of their brutal behavior, they invented a “Jewish” holocaust with “Jewish” concentration camp inmates.

22 September, As result of a military notice on this date, the first two ‘refugee’ camps are established at Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Initially the aim was to protect the families of burghers who had surrendered voluntarily and their families by the institution of these camps. As the families of combatant burghers were also driven into these and other camps, they ceased to be ‘refugee’ camps and became ‘concentration’ camps.

20 December, A proclamation issued by Lord Kitchener states that all burghers surrendering voluntarily, will be allowed to live with their families in Government Laagers until the end of the war and their stock and property will be respected and paid for.

21 December, Contrary to the announced intention, Lord Kitchener states in a memorandum to general officers the advantages of interning all women, children and men unfit for military services, also Blacks living on Boer farms, as this will be “the most effective method of limiting the endurance of the guerrillas… “The women and children brought in should be divided in two categories, viz.: 1st. Refugees, and the families of Neutrals, non-combatants, and surrendered Burghers. 2nd. Those whose husbands, fathers and sons are on Commando. The preference in accommodation, etc. should of course be given to the first class. With regard to Natives, it is not intended to clear … locations, but only such and their stock as are on Boer farms.”

1901
21 January, Emily Hobhouse, an English philanthropist and social worker who tried to improve the plight of women and children in the camps, obtains permission to visit concentration camps. Lord Kitchener, however, disallows visits north of Bloemfontein.
24 January, Emily Hobhouse visits Bloemfontein concentration camps and is appalled by the conditions. Due to limited time and resources, she does not visit the camp for Blacks, although she urges the Guild of Loyal Women to do so.
30 January, Pushing panic-stricken groups of old men, women and children, crowded in wagons and preceded by huge flocks of livestock in front of them, French’s drive enters the south-eastern ZAR (Transvaal).
31 January, Mrs Isie Smuts, wife of Gen. J.C. Smuts, is sent to Pietermaritzburg and placed under house arrest by the British military authorities, despite her pleas to be sent to concentration camps like other Boer women.Concentration camps have been established at Aliwal North, Brandfort, Elandsfontein, Heidelberg, Howick, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Viljoensdrift, Waterfall North and Winburg.
25 February, A former member of the Free State Volksraad, H.S. Viljoen, and five other prisoners are set free from the Green Point Camp near Cape Town. They are sent to visit Free State concentration camps with the intention of influencing the women in the camps to persuade their husbands to lay down their arms. They are met with very little success.
27 February, Discriminatory food rations – 1st class rations for the families of ‘hands-uppers‘ and 2nd class for the families of fighting burghers or those who refuse to work for the British – are discontinued in the ‘Transvaal’ concentration camps.
28 February, Concentration camps have been established at Kromellenboog, Middelburg, Norvalspont, Springfontein, Volksrust, and Vredefort Road.At the Middelburg conference between Supreme Commander Lord Kitchener and Commandant-General Louis Botha, Kitchener comments to Lord Roberts, now Commander-in Chief at the War Office in London: “They [referring to the Burghers S.K.] evidently do not like their women being brought in and I think it has made them more anxious for peace.” The conference is discussing terms of a possible peace treaty.Sir Alfred Milner leaves Cape Town for Johannesburg to take up his duties as administrator of the ‘new colonies’.
1 March, Concentration camps in the ‘Orange River’ and ‘Transvaal’ Colonies are transferred to civil control under Sir Alfred Milner.
4 March, Emily Hobhouse visits the Springfontein concentration camp.
6 March, Discriminatory food rations are also discontinued in the ‘Orange River Colony’ camps.
8 March, Emily Hobhouse visits the Norvalspont concentration camp.
12 March, Emily Hobhouse visits the Kimberley concentration camp.
6 April, Emily Hobhouse returns to Kimberley
9 April, Emily Hobhouse visits the Mafeking concentration camp.
12 April, Emily Hobhouse witnesses the clearing of Warrenton and the dispatch of people in open coal trucks.
13 April, Emily Hobhouse returns to Kimberley, witnessing the arrival of the people removed from Warrenton at the Kimberley camp, where there are only 25 tents available for 240 people.
20 April, The towns of Parys and Vredefort and many outlying farms have been cleared of inhabitants and supplies. The women and children have been removed to concentration camps.
21 April, Emily Hobhouse arrives in Bloemfontein.
23 April, Sir Alfred Milner refuses to issue a permit to Emily Hobhouse authorising her to travel north of Bloemfontein.
4 May, Emily Hobhouse arrives in Cape Town.
7 May, Emily Hobhouse leaves for Britain after an extended fact-finding tour of the concentration camps.
14 June, Speaking at a dinner party of the National Reform Union in England, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, leader of the Liberal opposition, says the war in South Africa is carried on by methods of barbarism.
17 June, David Lloyd-George in England condemns the concentration camps and the horrors inflicted on women and children in the camps in South Africa. He warns, “A barrier of dead children’s bodies will rise between the British and Boer races in South Africa.”

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)

President Kruger travelled to Europe in 1900 seeking military help for his farmers. No nation offered him any assistance and the German Kaiser refused to even meet with him:

But Leyds was not really surprised. Britain had largely ignored the French demonstrations, but a similar sort of thing in Germany would be a different matter. Instead of helping the Boers, and to make up for past indiscretions, the Kaiser in fact sent suggestions to England as to how the Boers could be vanquished by a scorched earth policy, concentration camps, drives, and so on, measures actually adopted by Lord Kitchener who succeeded Lord Roberts. To his critics the Kaiser explained that he was in no position to go to war with England because he did not have a proper fleet, so it was best to befriend her. Leyds did not know all this, but he had hoped that Kruger’s actual arrival would clarify the situation. Now it had been clarified, and he called off a German tour. (Meintjes, President Paul Kruger, p. 254). Where did the Kaiser get the money to build a vast fleet and challenge the British Empire in 1914? Obviously, it was a gift of some of the stolen South African gold courtesy of the Bank of England!!

Apart from a small group of volunteers from the U.S., France, and Holland, no nation offered any military help to the Boers. Boer president Paul Kruger traveled to Europe in 1900 but all he received from the Europeans was sympathy. Paul Kruger appealed to the German Kaiser for help but the Kaiser could render him no assistance because he had no navy!!

18 June, Emily Hobhouse’s report on concentration camps appear under the title, “To the S.A. Distress Fund, Report of a visit to the camps of women and children in the Cape and Orange River Colonies”. Summarizing the reasons for the high fatality rate, she writes, “Numbers crowded into small tents: some sick, some dying, occasionally a dead one among them; scanty rations dealt out raw; lack of fuel to cook them; lack of water for drinking, for cooking, for washing; lack of soap, brushes and other instruments of personal cleanliness; lack of bedding or of beds to keep the body off the bare earth; lack of clothing for warmth and in many cases for decency …” Her conclusion is that the whole system is cruel and should be abolished.
26 June, Lord Kitchener, in a telegram to Milner: “I fear there is little doubt the war will now go on for considerable time unless stronger measures are taken … Under the circumstances I strongly urge sending away wives and families and settling them somewhere else. Some such unexpected measure on our part is in my opinion essential to bring war to a rapid end.”
27 June, The British War Department promises to look into Emily Hobhouse’s suggestions regarding improvements to the concentration camps.
30 June, The official camp population is 85 410 for the White camps and the deaths reported for June are 777.
15 July, Dr K. Franks, the camp doctor at the Mafeking concentration camp reports that the camp is “overwhelmed” by 1 270 women and children brought in after sweeps on the western ZAR (Transvaal). Lack of facilities ads to the hardships encountered by the new arrivals.
16 July, The British Colonial Office announces the appointment of a Ladies Commission to investigate the concentration camps in South Africa. The commission, whose members are reputed to be impartial, is made up as follows: Chairlady Mrs Millicent G. Fawcett, who has recently criticized Emily Hobhouse in the Westminster Gazette; Dr Jane Waterson, daughter of a British general, who recently wrote against “the hysterical whining going on in England” while “we feed and pamper people who had not even the grace to say thank you for the care bestowed on them”; Lady Anne Knox, wife of Gen. Knox, who is presently serving in South Africa; Nursing sister Katherine Brereton, who has served in a Yoemanry Hospital in South Africa; Miss Lucy Deane, a government factory inspector on child welfare; Dr the Hon Ella Scarlett, a medical doctor. One of the doctors is to marry a concentration camp official before the end of their tour.
20 July, Commenting on confiscation of property and banishment of families, St John Brodrick, British secretary of State for War, writes to Kitchener: “… Your other suggestion of sending the Boer women to St Helena, etc., and telling their husbands that they would never return, seems difficult to work out. We cannot permanently keep 16,000 men in ring fences and they are not a marketable commodity in other lands …”
25 July, Since 25 June, Emily Hobhouse has addressed twenty-six public meetings on concentration camps, raising money to improve conditions.
26 July, Emily Hobhouse again writes to Brodrick asking for reasons for the War Department’s refusal to include her in the Ladies Commission. If she cannot go, “it was due to myself to convey to all interested that the failure to do so was due to the Government”.
27 July, St John Rodrick replies to Emily Hobhouse’s letter, “The only consideration in the selection of ladies to visit the Concentration Camps, beyond their special capacity for such work, was that they should be, so far as is possible, removed from the suspicion of partiality to the system adopted or the reverse.”
31 July, The officially recorded camp population is 93 940 for the White camps and the deaths for July stands at 1 412.
16 August, General De la Rey protests to the British against the mistreatment of women and children.
20 August, Col. E.C. Ingouville-Williams’ column transports Gen. De la Rey’s mother to the Klerksdorp concentration camp. A member of the Cape Mounted Rifles notes in his diary: “She is 84 years old. I gave her some milk, jam, soup, etc. as she cannot eat hard tack and they have nothing else. We do not treat them as we ought to.”
31 August, The officially recorded camp population for White camps is 105 347 and the camp fatalities for August stand at 1 878.
13 September, The Merebank Refugee Camp is established near Durban in an attempt to reduce the camp population in the Republics. Its most famous inmates are to be Mrs De Wet and her children.
30 September, Cornelius Broeksma is executed by an English firing squad in Johannesburg after having been found guilty of “breaking the oath of neutrality ” and inciting others to do the same. A fund is started in Holland for his family and for this purpose a postcard with a picture of himself and his family is sold, bearing the inscription: “Cornelius Broeksma, hero and martyr in pity’s cause. Shot by the English on 30th September 1901, because he refused to be silent about the cruel suffering in the women’s camps.”The officially recorded camp population of the White camps is 109 418 and the monthly deaths for September stand at 2 411.
1 October, Emily Hobhouse again urges the Minister of War, “in the name of the little children whom I have watched suffer and die” to implement improvements in the concentration camps.
26 October, As the commandos in the Bethal district, Transvaal, become wise to Benson’s night attacks, his success rate declines and he contents himself with ‘ordinary clearing work’burning farms and herding women, children, old men and other non-combatants with their livestock and vehicles.
27 October, Emily Hobhouse arrives in Table Bay on board the SS Avondale Castle, but is refused permission to go ashore by Col. H. Cooper, the Military Commandant of Cape Town.
29 October, Reverend John Knox Little states in the United Kingdom: “Among the unexampled efforts of kindness and leniency made throughout this war for the benefit of the enemy, none have surpassed the formation of the Concentration Camps”.
31 October, Despite letters of protest to Lord Alfred Milner, Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson and Lord Ripon, Emily Hobhouse, although unwell, is forced to undergo a medical examination. She is eventually wrapped in a shawl and physically carried off the Avondale Castle. She is taken aboard the Roslin Castle for deportation under martial law regulations.The officially recorded camp population of White camps is 113 506 and the deaths for October stand at 3 156.
1 November, Miss Emily Hobhouse, under deportation orders on board the Roslin Castle writes to Lord Kitchener: “... I hope in future you will exercise greater width of judgement in the exercise of your high office. To carry out orders such as these is a degradation both to the office and the manhood of your soldiers. I feel ashamed to own you as a fellow-countryman.“And to Lord Milner: “Your brutal orders have been carried out and thus I hope you will be satisfied. Your narrow incompetency to see the real issues of this great struggle is leading you to such acts as this and many others, straining [staining S.K.] your own name and the reputation of England…”

7 November, The Governor of Natal informs St John Brodrick that the wives of Pres. Steyn, General Paul Roux, Chief Commandant C.R. de Wet, Vice President Schalk Burger and Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog, the last four all presently in Natal, are to be sent to a port, other than a British port, outside South Africa.Lord Milner, referring to the concentration camps, writes to British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain: “I did not originate this plan, but as we have gone so far with it, I fear that a change now might only involve us in fresh and greater evils.”

15 November, In his ‘General Review of the Situation in the Two New Colonies’, Lord Milner reports to Chamberlain, “… even if the war were to come to an end tomorrow, it would not be possible to let the people in the concentration camps go back to their former homes. They would only starve there. The country is, for the most part, a desert…”

16 November, On being questioned by St John Brodrick on his motivations for proposing the deportation of prominent Boer women, Kitchener cancels his orders.

21 November, Referring to a ‘scorched earth’ raid, Acting State President S.W. Burgers and State Secretary F.W. Reitz address a report to the Marquis of Salisbury, the British Prime Minister: “This removal took place in the most uncivilised and barbarous manner, while such action is … in conflict with all the up to the present acknowledged rules of civilised warfare. The families were put out of their houses under compulsion, and in many instances by means of force … (the houses) were destroyed and burnt with everything in them … and these families among them were many aged ones, pregnant women, and children of very tender years, were removed in open trolleys (exposed) for weeks to rain, severe cold wind and terrible heat, privations to which they were not accustomed, with the result that many of them became very ill, and some of them died shortly after their arrival in the women’s camps.” The vehicles were also overloaded, accidents happened and they were exposed to being caught in crossfire. They were exposed to insults and ill-treatment by Blacks in service of the troops as well as by soldiers. “…British mounted troops have not hesitated in driving them for miles before their horses, old women, little children, and mothers with sucklings to their breasts …

30 November, The officially recorded camp population of the White camps is 117 974 and the deaths for November are 2 807.

1 December, Fully aware of the state of devastation in the Republics, and trying to force the Boer leadership to capitulate, Lord Milner approves a letter that Kitchener sends to London, with identical copies to Burger, Steyn and De Wet. In the letter he informs them that as they have complained about the treatment of the women and children in the camps, he must assume that they themselves are in a provision to provide for them. He therefore offers all families in the camps who are willing to leave, to be sent to the commandos, as soon as he has been informed where they can be handed over.

4 December, Lord Milner comments on the high death rate in the Free State concentration camps: “The theory that, all the weakly children being dead, the rate would fall off, it is not so far borne out by the facts. I take it the strong ones must be dying now and that they will all be dead by the spring of 1903! …

7 December, In a letter to Chamberlain, Lord Milner writes: “... The black spot – the one very black spot – in the picture is the frightful mortality in the Concentration Camps … It was not until 6 weeks or 2 months ago that it dawned on me personally … that the enormous mortality was not incidental to the first formation of the camps and the sudden inrush of people already starving, but was going to continue. The fact that it continues is no doubt a condemnation of the camp system. The whole thing, I now think, has been a mistake.”

8 December, Commenting on the concentration camps, Lord Milner writes to Lord Haldane: “I am sorry to say I fear … that the whole thing has been a sad fiasco. We attempted an impossibility – and certainly I should never have touched the thing if, when the ‘concentration’ first began, I could have foreseen that the soldiers meant to sweep the whole population of the country higgledy piggledy into a couple of dozen camps … “

10 December, President Steyn replies to the British Commander-in-Chief Lord Kitchener’s letter about releasing the women and children, that, however glad the burghers would be to have their relatives near them, there is hardly is single house in the Orange Free State that is not burnt or destroyed and everything in it looted by the soldiers. The women and children will be exposed to the weather under the open sky. On account of the above-mentioned reasons they have to refuse to receive them. He asks Kitchener to make the reasons for their refusal known to the world.

11 December, In his reply to Kitchener’s letter about the release of women and children, Chief Commandant De Wet says: “I positively refuse to receive the families until such time as the war will be ended, and we shall be able to vindicate our right by presenting our claims for the unlawful removal of and the insults done to our families as well as indemnification on account of the uncivilised deed committed by England by the removal of the families …”
12 December, The report of the Ladies Commission (Fawcett Commission) is completed on this day, but is only published during February 1902. The Commission is highly critical of the camps and their administration, but cannot recommend the immediate closure of the camps “… to turn 100 000 people new being fed in the concentration camps out on the veldt to take care of themselves would be a cruelty; it would be turning them out to starvation…” The Commission substantiated the most Emily Hobhouse’s serious charges, bur reviled her for her compassion for enemy subjects.
22 December, On Peace Sunday, Dr Charles Aked, a Baptist minister in Liverpool, England, protests: “Great Britain cannot win the battles without resorting to the last despicable cowardice of the most loathsome cur on earth – the act of striking a brave man’s heart through his wife’s honour and his child’s life. The cowardly war has been conducted by methods of barbarism … the concentration camps have been Murder Camps.” He is followed home by a large crowd and they smash the windows of his house. 31 December, The camp population in White camps is 89 407 with 2 380 deaths during December.
1902
22 January, In a daring exploit, General Beyers and about 300 men seize the concentration camp at Pietersburg and take the camp superintendent and his staff prisoner. After all-night festivities with wives, friends and family, the superintendent and his staff are released the next day on the departure of Beyers.
31 January, The officially reported White camp population is 97 986 and the deaths for January are 1 805.
4 March, The long-delayed report of the Ladies Commission (Fawcett Commission) on the concentration camps is discussed in the House of Commons. The Commission concludes that there are three causes for the high death rate: “1. The insanitary condition of the country caused by the war. 2. Causes within the control of the inmates. 3. Causes within the control of the administration.” The Opposition tables the following motion: “This House deplores the great mortality in the concentration camps formed in the execution of the policy of clearing the country.” In his arrogant reply Chamberlain states that it was the Boers who forced the policy on them and the camps are actually an effort to minimize the horrors of war. BUT it was the British who at first invaded the Boer’s independent land and start a war.  The Opposition motion is defeated by 230 votes to 119.
24 March, Mr H.R. Fox, Secretary of the Aborigines Protection Society, after being made aware by Emily Hobhouse of the fact that the Ladies Commission (Fawcett Commission) ignored the plight of Blacks in concentration camps, writes to Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary. He requests that such inquiries should be instituted by the British government “as should secure for the natives who are detained no less care and humanity than are now prescribed for the Boer refugees”. On this request Sir Montagu Ommaney, the permanent under-secretary at the Colonial Office, is later to record that it seems undesirable “to trouble Lord Milner … merely to satisfy this busybody”.
9 April, Emily Hobhouse’s 42nd birthday.
30 April, The officially reported population of the White camps is 112 733 and the death toll for April stands at 298.
15 May, Sixty Republican delegates take part in a three-day conference in Vereeniging, debating whether to continue fighting or end the war.Complicated negotiations continue between Boer delegates among themselves and British delegates, also with different opinions, up to the end of May.During the peace negotiations Acting President Schalk Burger of the ZAR (South African Republic/Transvaal) says: “... it is my holy duty to stop this struggle now that it has become hopeless … and not to allow the innocent, helpless women and children to remain any longer in their misery in the plaque-stricken concentration camps …”
31 May, The officially reported camp population of the White camps is 116 572 and the deaths for May are 196.The final peace conditions, comprised in The Treaty of Vereeniging, is signed by representatives of both the Burghers and the British at 23:05 at Melrose House, Pretoria.After this, inhabitants of the concentration camps were gradually released as burghers came to claim the members of their families still living, while other left on their own to return to their burnt-down houses and farms. 27 927 persons died in the camps, 1 676 men, mainly those too old to be on commando, 4 177 women and 22 074 children under sixteen.

Under Kitchener, Milner and Roberts more than 60000 homes and farms of Boer Farmers were looted and burned. Farms and crops were burned.Boer animals were killed in the cruelest conceivable ways, while the women and children, whose husbands were at war, had to watch helplessly .

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THOUSANDS OF FARM ANIMALS WERE BRUTALLY MASSACRED- LEFT TO ROT IN THE FIELD BY THE INVADING BRITISH.

 The purpose of this action was to destroy the farms so that the fighting citizens could not obtaining food, and to demoralize the farmers because their wives and children are left homeless on the field.England, however miscalculated the strength of the Boer. The women and children, despite the harsh conditions in the field, survived and the men continued fighting. Worse measures were to be taken.The English drove the Boer women and children like animals on open cattle trucks or on foot to concentration camps.

 

3.2. False pretenses

Facing the world, England pretended it was acting very “humanely ” by caring for the fighting farmers’ wives and children – in “refugee camps”. English school textbook – issued in Johannesburg in 1914 – but printed in England – Historical Geography: South Africa – by JR Fisher, make the following statement: “During the later stages of the war,  the relations, women and children,  of those Boers still in the field, were fed and cared for at the expense of Great Britain,a method of procedure which, though humane, postponed the end of the war, at the expense of many valuable lives and much money.” It obviously was a fabricated lie to mislead the British people and the rest of the world – as just the opposite was taking place.

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THE BRITISH KILLERS TOOK MUCH DELIGHT OUT OF BURNING BOER FARMS AND HOUSES- LEAVING INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN DESTITUTE TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES WITH NO FOOD OR WATER AGAINST THE ELEMENTS. 
Several sources contradict this statement.  The Cape Argus of 21 June 1900 clearly shows that the women and children’s homelessness was the result of the British looting of farms:  “In 10 miles we (England) burned not less than 6 farmhouses. Between Bloemfontein and Boshoff between 30 and 40 homesteads were burned and completely destroyed.Several others were also burned. With their homes destroyed  the women and children in the bitter South African winter were left behind in the open field. “Of this the English history book said nothing.” Awfully generous of English to take care of those whose houses they burned down!



Breytenbach – writes in Kmdt Danie Theron:

The destruction is carried out in a diabolic way, even Mrs Prinsloo, a 22-year-old woman who had just 24 hours previously given birth to a baby in the Van Niekerk home was not spared. A group of Tommies (British soldiers), including a English doctor, entered her room and after the doctor  examined her, they chased her out of the house. Helped by her sister, she managed to cover herself with a few pieces of clothing and then walked out making her way through the soldiers. Her mother brought a blanket to protect her from the cold, which was rudely pulled from the mother’s hands by the Tommies and, after they looted whatever they wanted, they set fire to the house.The old man was driven on foot by the cavalry khakis to Kroonstad, while his wife and daughter (Mrs Prinsloo) and her baby were left homeless on the burning Farm. ”

For England to boast on the allegation that they “cared for the Boer- women and children ” is like a person that boasts over the fact that he saved a person, he himself had pushed into the water  from drowning. There is only one difference: the genocide on the Boer Nation only began in earnest when the Boer women and children – unwillingly under British “care” ended up in the concentration camps! Despite the English claims that the concentration camps were “voluntary refugee camps”,

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THIS WAS A COMMON SIGHT IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS- A DELIBERATE CONSPIRACY TO KILL AS MANY BOER WOMEN AND CHILDREN AS POSSIBLE.

The following questions should be asked

– From whom did the “refugees” fled? Certainly not from their own husbands and sons!
– How is it that the “voluntary” women and children were forcibly dragged there? – Why would “voluntary refugee camps” be surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by armed soldiers?Kimberley camp’s barbed wire fence was five meters high and some camps have two or even three rows had wires!
– Why would one of the kamp commander by Emily Hobhouse made the following statement ?:”The guards were under orders not to interfere with the inmates, except when they would try to escape.”What” voluntary refugee “would want to escape? Perhaps the words of the Welsh William Redmond in the British parliament were closer to the truth: The way in which these wretched, unfortunate and poor women and children are treated in South Africa is barbarous, outrageous, scandalous and disgraceful.” 

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Millicent Fawcett; The Fawcett Commission Report on Anglo Boer War; The opposition tabled a motion deploring the great mortality in the UK concentration camps at the House of Commons in London, but the motion was defeated

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3.3. Planned death

The English’s claim on “humane behavior ” towards the Boer women and children are contradicted further by the location of the concentration camps.The military authorities, who often set up camps for their troops, had no doubt a good knowledge of the essential requirements for such camps. Yet the concentration camps were erected at the most unacceptable places imaginable.
At Standerton the camp was erected on both banks of the Vaal River. Since it was on the Highveld, which ensures extremely cold winters and, in the summer it was infested with mosquitoes. The fact that the ground at Standerton exists out of turf soil and the high rainfall period, ensured that the camp, including the ground in the tents, in summer was a big pool of mud. The same circumstances were found in camps such as Brandfort, Springfontein and the Oranjerivier.

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IN MOST CAMPS THE CONDITIONS WAS CRAMPED WITH VERY LITTLE SANITARY OR LOGISTICAL RESOURCES.

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THE IRENE CAMP NEAR PRETORIA- VERY COLD AND SCARCE AND INADEQUATE SUPPLIES FOR THE VICTIMS FORCED THERE BY THE BRITISH.

At Pretoria, the Irene Camp was erected at the cold south end of the town, while the north side had a much more favorable climate. Balmoral, Middelburg and other camps on the cold Highveld were also located on the southeastern slopes of the hills to ensure that it is exposed to the cold south-easterly wind. Merebank camp was erected in a swamp with an excessive presence of all kinds of insects, and water seeped from the soil. with the result that everything was constantly wet and slimy By October 1900 there were already 58,883 people in Transvaal camps and 45,306 in the Free State camps. The facilities in the camps were clearly calculated to ensure that not many of the women and children would be able to survive.They were housed in tattered tents which provided no protection against the elements.

 

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EMILY HOBHOUSE- Factually the first British source that made the British public aware first hand of what really was going on in the British concentration camps.

Emily Hobhouse, the Cornish lady who campaigned for better conditions for the Boer women, wrote: “Throughout the night there was a downpour. Water lying in pools everywhere. – The soaked ground they tried to keep themselves and their possessions dry.” (Hobhouse: Brunt of the War, page 169.) Dr. Kendal Franks writes about the Irene Camp: “In one of the tents there were three families, parents and children, a total of 14 people and all were suffering from measles.”In the Springfontein camp 19 to 20 people were squeezed into a tent.There were no beds or mattresses and the entire camp population had to sleep on the bare cold and damp ground. One person – wrote to the New York Herald for help – with the following words: ” I ask for help in the name of small children having to live in open tents, with barely any clothes and without fires to heat their bodies.”

 

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CONDITIONS IN THEN BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS WERE NOTHING LESS THAN APPALLING- YET THE BRITISH “ELITE” KEPT ON LYING TO THE BRITISH PUBLIC AND THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD.

3.4. Let them starve

According to a British journalist, WT Stead, the concentration camps were nothing but a brutal torture machine.He writes: “Each of these children who died as a result of the halving of their ration, to exert pressure through their families in the field, was deliberately killed.The half ration system was exposed as a naked and unashamed cold-blooded act of state policy, which was implemented with the aim to ensure the surrender of people we were not able to defeat on the battlefield. ” The prisoners received no fruit or vegetables; not even milk for the babies.The meat and flour supplied were crawling with maggots.

 

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Emily Hobhouse wrote:”I have coffee and sugar in my possession which by a London analyst were described as follows: In the case of the first, 66% forgery in the case of the second, sweepings from a warehouse.” Sarah Raal wrote in her book, Met die Boere in die Veld, that there were poisonous vitriol, crushed glass, fish hooks and razor blades in the rations. So widespread is the evidence that this is the truth, that it must be regarded as a historical fact.

 

 

3.5. No hygiene

The lack of sanitary facilities was one of the aspects of the camps which increased diseases and epidemics. At the Bloemfontein camp there were only 13 toilets for more than 3,500 people. The Aliwal North camp had one toilet for every 170 people.A British physician, Dr. Henry Becker wrote: “First, they chose a site for the camp which was ineffective. In addition, they supplied so little water that people could could not bath themselves nor wash their clothes. Furthermore, they did not make provision for enough dirt cars so that the rubbish could be driven away soon enough. And finally they did not provide for a sufficient number of latrines for the too many people who they have accumulated in the camps. ”

A FRENCH WAR CORRESPONDENT EXPRESSED HIS POINT OF VIEW ABOUT THE BRITISH “GENEROSITY” AGAINST THE BOER PEOPLE IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. 

Of the 118,000 people who were farmers in the concentration camps, nearly 28,000 died . In fact , a whole generation of potential Afrikaner Boers were eradicated. Officially altogether 22,074 Boer children and 4,182 Boer women , while almost 500 men ( mostly elderly ) died in the camps . There have been estimates that today, almost 600,000 more Boers could have existed if it were not for the deaths in the concentration camps . Within months the inmates, especially the children , faded away and were transformed into living skeletons. The poor sanitary conditions in the almost fifty camps led to the outbreak of epidemics, including a measles epidemic which was deadliest. The black people who were detained by the British in separate camps, had it even worse. Some of them were expected to establish their own accommodation and had to survive with even smaller rations than the internalized white women and children.

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UP TO TEN PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO SLEEP IN ONE TENT ON THE COLD AND HARD GROUND.

3.6. Murder Hospitals

Sick and healthy people were crammed together in unventilated spaces and as a result the condition for the spread of diseases and epidemics were favorable.  At the beginning there were no medical facilities in the camps. Later doctors were appointed but too little. In Johannesburg, there was one doctor for 4,000 ill patients. In a report on the Irene Camp, it was reported that there were about 154 sick out of a population of 1,324 residents and 20 died in the previous three weeks. However, this camp had only one doctor and no hospital.In some camps it was even worse. The large Bloemfontein camp did not have a single doctor; only one nurse who simply could not handle the situation. The Norvalspont camp had, during the visit of Emily Hobhouse, not even one trained nurse.

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AFTER THE HOBHOUSE EXPOSURE MORE BRITISH NURSES JOINED THE CALL TO HELP THE APPALING CONDITIONS IN THE BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

The subsequent appointment of medical staff did not improve the situation. They were not appointed for their competence, but because of their loyalty to the British war effort. The Boers were treated in a brutal manner. Emily Hobhouse told the story of the young Lizzie van Zyl who died in the concentration camp at Bloemfontein:  “She was a frail, weak child who needed good care, but her mother was one of the undesirables. Since her father did not make himself guilty of betrayal of his people, she was placed on the lowest ration scale and as a result, so starved that she was transferred after a month in the camp to the new hospital. Here she received harsh treatment. The pro English doctor and his nurses did not understand her language and  because she could not speak English, she was branded as an idiot although she was mentally a normal child. One day she began chanting sadly in the hospital – Mother! Mother! I want to go to my mother! A certain Mrs Botha walked to her to  comfort her and to tell her that she will see her Mother soon, when she was interrupted bluntly by one of the nurses who supervised that sick room, and was told say that she was not to interfere with the child, because the child is a burden. ” Lizzie van Zyl died shortly afterwards.

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Lizzy van Zyl

Treu, a medical assistant in the Johannesburg concentration camp, wrote that the sickly were abused and even beaten with a strap. Sick patients who were taken to the camp hospital were as good as dead. One woman said: “We are more afraid of the hospitals than death itself.”
The following two descriptions give an idea of ​​the inefficiency of the camp hospitals: “ “It often happened that patients who only had a minor illness, were removed by force from the protesting mother or family members’ tents and transported to the hospital. Mostly after a view days they were transported to their graves. ““It was simply a miracle when a child returned alive from these hospitals..”

(Both quotes from Stemme uit die Verlede – A Collection of Sworn Statements of Women who were in the concentration camps during the Boer War.

3.7. The ultimate sacrifice

In the British hell camps a official total of 27 000 women and children brought the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for the freedom of the Boer Nation. Mrs Helen Harris who visited the Potchefstroom concentration camp, said:  “Imagine that a baby of one year has no milk, and have to drink water or coffee – there is no doubt that this is the cause of the poor health the children had to endure. ” If you then consider it that it was the same English that stabbed the farmers’ cattle, with bayonets, to death and thus took the children away from their food sources, then the great mortality seems in no way a coincidence. Despite shocking mortality rates in the camps, the English did nothing to improve the condition and the English nation remained deaf to the weeping in the concentration camps as thousands of people, especially children, were carried to their graves.

The Welshman Lloyd George said: “The death rate among our soldiers in the field, which carried all the risks, was 52 per thousand per year, while the deaths of women and children in the camps were 450 per thousand per year. We had no right to place women and children in this position. “ 

The Irish, Dillon, said:I can provide an endless range of evidence to argue that the conditions in most of the camps are frightening and brutal. The mortality rate is in my opinion nothing but cold-blooded murder.” A European man had this to say about England’s conduct in the concentration camps:

 “Great Britain cannot win her battles without resorting to the despicable cowardice of the most loathsome cur on earth — the act of striking at a brave mans heart through his wife’s honor and his childs life.”

The savagery of the English comes to light if one looks at the way they had thrown the dead infant corpses unceremoniously in heaps on wagons to transport to the cemetery. The grieving mothers had to follow the wagons on foot, and many were unable to keep up due to illness or exhaustion, and they missed their children ‘s funerals. According to PF Bruwer, author of the book named “Vir Volk en Vryheid”, all evidence indicated that the concentration camps, also called the hell camps, were a planned and deliberate attempt by England to commit genocide on the Boer.

4. Conclusion

4.1. “Peace”

As a direct result of the concentration camps, the “Peace” agreement  of Vereeniging was signed on 31 May 1902, in which the Republics came under British control.

4.2. Commandeered by the enemy 

It is a bitter irony that during the First World War, England commandeered the same boys who survived concentration camps, to fight against Germany, who were sympathetic towards the Boer, and they had to risk their lives for the second time to the advantage of England. HS van Blerk described in “Kroniek van die Kampkinders”  how this generation, after World War was also kept out of the labor force and as result impoverished – simply because they were Boers.

4.3. Immortalized in our literature

In modern times it seems that few people realize the hardships our forefathers went through for the sake of our freedom, only for it to be sacrificed without the loss of our nation’s honor.It is therefore appropriate to look at the response that the camps found in our literature, where the greatness of our ancestors are immortalized.
A new song on an old tune ( excerpt )

By C Leipoldt

You , the hope of our nation ;

You , who our people can not miss ;

You , who must grow to a man ;

You , who must do your duty if you can :

You , who have no part in the war ;

You ; who should sing out of pure fun –

You should disappear in a children’s camp

You should be kicked out for peace

Fold your hands tightly together

Close your eyes and say amen!

Whooping cough and tuberculosis, without milk

Bitter for you the cup of life !

There is your place at the graves –

Two in a box , a bridal pair!

All you win is that we remember :

The freedom was more than woman or child!

Leipoldt also wrote touching about a little soap box in which infants could be buried in the luxury:

They made you in England little soap box ,

To serve here for our children as a coffin;

They found you little corpses, little soap box,

And I myself have seen you as coffin.

 

Equally memorable is AG Visser’s description of an orphan in the concentration camp in his poem, Die Jongste Burger (The youngest Citizen):

The camp of the women are ruled by silence and darkness
The misery graciously covered by the night.
Here and there in a tent flicker a faint light,
Where the angel of Meely – the Angel of Death – wait.
In the place of sorrow and lead filled hearts
A little boy comfortless, lay weeping.
Oh, who count all the tears, who measures all the sorrows
Of an orphan abandoned, alone in the world!

Later in the poem Gen. De Wet describes the battle to an escaped child that came to join his commando and says:

Freedom requires this from our members
Men of courage who provokes danger.
But in the camp, also the mother, the tender
And the innocent child close to her heart.
And the reward? Maybe in the fields a lonely rest place, wetted by no tear.
afterwards, perhaps, the honor from our hero’s children.
Son, are you prepared?
(the answer)- General, I join! 

 

During the set-piece battle stage of the Boer War (1899-1902), the Boers always gathered for a short sermon before entering into battle. They prayed and sang psalms. Such a gathering was always concluded by the loud and inspirational singing of the Boer Battle Song (Boerenkrijgslied). The Boer Battle Song is originally a Dutch victory song, called Merck toch hoe sterck, which means “See how strong”. The Boers adapted the lyrics and called it the Boerenkrijgslied (Boer Battle Song).

The Dutch in the European Lowlands fought a hard and bloody campaign against the Spanish Occupation (1568-1648), in the 80-year war. This song is the story of Bergen op Zoom. Defying the Spanish who failed to stranglehold the fortified city successfully. During the Eighty Years’ War, also known also the Dutch War of Independence against Habsburg and Spanish tiranny, Bergen op Zoom was besieged twice, but both times the fortified city was impregnable.

The ‘Merck toch hoe sterck’ (free translation: “See how strong”) is a remembrance song to that Second Occupation by the Marquise Spinola and his adjutant Don Luis de Velasco, that lasted from the 18th of July to the 2nd of October 1622. The text originates in 1626 and was written by Adriaan Valerius. Although the song is already almost four hundred years old, every inhabitant of Bergen op Zoom still knows it by heart:

Merck toch hoe sterck nu in ‘t werck sich al steld,
Die ‘t allen tijd’ so ons vrijheit heeft bestreden.
Sie hoe hij slaeft, graeft en draeft met geweld,
Om ons goet en ons bloet en onse steden.
Hoor de Spaensche trommels slaen!
Hoor Maraens trompetten!
Siet hoe komt hij trecken aen, Bergen te bezetten.
Berg op Zoom hout u vroom, Stut de Spaensche scharen;
Laat ‘s Lands boom end’ sijn stroom Trouwlijck doen bewaren!
‘t Moedige, bloedige, woedige swaerd
Blonck en het klonck, dat de vonken daeruijt vlogen.
Beving en leving, opgeving der aerd,
Wonder gedonder nu onder was nu boven;
Door al ‘t mijnen en ‘t geschut,
Dat men daeglijcx hoorde,
Menig Spanjaert in sijn hut In sijn bloed versmoorde.
Berg op Zoom hout sich vroom,
‘t Stut de Spaensche scharen;
‘t Heeft ‘s Lands boom end’ sijn stroom
Trouwlijck doen bewaren!
Die van Oranjen quam Spanjen aen boord,
Om uijt het velt als een helt ‘t geweld te weeren;
Maer also dra Spinola ‘t heeft gehoord,
Trekt hij flux heen op de been met al sijn heeren.
Cordua kruijd spoedig voort,
Sach daer niet te winnen,
Don Velasco liep gestoord:
‘t Vlas was niet te spinnen
Berg op Zoom hout u vroom,
‘t Stut de Spaensche scharen;
‘t Heeft ‘s Lands boom end’ sijn stroom
Trouwlijck doen bewaren!

 

4.4. We must never forget

Altogether there were 31 concentration camps. The adjacent cemeteries exist in most cases still and as often as possible are visited by Boer people to spiritually keep our people’s struggle for freedom burning. The concentration camps were at: Irene, Barberton, Volksrust, Belfast, Klerksdorp, Polokwane, Potchefstroom, Vereeniging, Turffontein, Balmoral, Nylstroom, Standerton, Heilbron, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Middelburg, Kroonstad, Heidelberg, Krugersdorp, Vryburg, Vredefort, Brandfort, Springfontein , Bethulie, Norvalspont, Port Elizabeth, Aliwal North, Merebank, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg and Howick…

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THE SILENT GRAVES ACROSS THE SOUTH AFRICAN LANDSCAPE BEARS EVIDENCE OF THE MONUMENTAL SACRIFICE FROM A NATION THAT WAS FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM AGAINST  BRITISH OPPRESSION AND THUGGERY. 

 

4.5. Support

Amid all the misery done to our people by the English, there was some support: first, knowing that the Boer’s case was just and that this is a matter of faith, but in addition also, people who had made great sacrifices in an attempt to ease the Boer women and children’s fate  No study of the concentration camps would be complete without the mentioning of Emily Hobhouse. Amid all the pain this woman of Cornwall was a shining light for the Boer women and children. Emily Hobhouse did everything in her power to help the women and children. As a result of these efforts to humanity and reason, the British authorities had banned her from South Africa.To this day the Boers remain eternally grateful to Emily Hobhouse for her efforts, and her remains rest in a place of honor at the foot of the Women’s Monument in Bloemfontein.

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Other people who had expressed their support against England’s barbaric methods were J Ellis (Irish), Lloyd George (Welsh), CP Scott (Scottish), William Redmond (Welsh), Ramsey McDonald (Scottish).

 

5. Consequences

1. The Boer’s numbers are today at least 2 million less than it would have been as result of the genocide England had committed on the Boer. It deprives our people of any autonomy in the new so-called “democratic “ system. (In fact democracy means government by the people and not government by the mob as is currently the case in South Africa) (See Handbook of African Language.)

 

2. Genocide, along with the betrayal of Anglicised Cape Dutch Afrikaners (Note: not Boers) as Jan Smuts and Louis Botha, the Boers were forced to sign the Peace of Vereeniging, by which our people’s freedom was taken away.

3. The strange and inferior British culture imposed on our people.

4. The various indigenous peoples of South Africa was thrust insensitively together in Union, where everyone’s identity and self-determination had been sacrificed.

5. As in the case of the Boer nation, local black people were also stripped of their freedom, which led to the establishment of the ANC in 1912 (two years after the establishment of the Union) who’s aim was to fight for black nationalism.

6. The British system of apartheid, which they applied globally (for example in India, Australia and New Zealand) was forced and applied here, to order the mixed population. The first signs of it was signs that read: “Europeans” and “non-Europeans”. No Boer ever considered himself  as a “European”. Apartheid unleashed racial hatred which still continues until today, and the irony is that the Boer nation, which since 1902 has never been in charge of his country and who himself was a victim in the sense that apartheid robbed him from his country and his work ethic, is blamed for it today.

7. The foreigner miners, England had held up as an excuse to unleash the war, were treated so badly after the war by the British and Jewish mining executives that in 1913 and 1922 (3 and 12 years after the establishment of the Union) it resulted in a general strike during which many miners were killed in the streets of Johannesburg by the British-minded Union Government.

8. The effective and fair republican system of government of the republics was replaced by the unworkable Westminster system of government, which led to endless misery and fighting.

6. in Conclusion

The concentration camps were a calculated and deliberate genocide by England on the Boer committed for the purpose of eradicating the Boer and to gain the Boer republics.If the stories of German gas chambers where true during the Second World War, it was a very merciful way to kill people than to let them die of hunger, deprivation and to  be poisoned. After the 2nd world war England ruthlessly insisted on the Nuremberg trial that the charges be imposed  on the entire German people, that they had committed a ” Holocaust. ” At the insistence of England,  Germany still pays compensation, annually, to the Jews for the alleged genocide of the Jews. This means that Germans who were not even born during the Second World War, today, continue to pay for the alleged violations of the Germans. If England applies today the same principles to himself as it imposed on Germany, England must  today shed everything into the struggle to restore the Boer Republics and also pay annual compensation to the Boers for the injustice committed against us by English people. In the rude aftermath of the Boer war vultures like Barney Barnato, Ernest Oppenheimer,  Sammy Marx and Cecil John Rhodes descended upon South Africa and started to plunder her. Eerily enough was Kitchener honored for his evil deed by being promoted to Viceroy. Years later other devious conspirators in De Klerk and Mandela also would be honored as well with the Nobel Price for their part in the  evil conspiracies to start yet another white genocide .The Devil surely look after he’s own- now doesn’t he?

 

Translated Article out of the Boere Afrikana

This following song is sick, Siembamba, seeing the cheerfulness of the song, but alas that is how the enemy of the Boer nation wanted it and has managed to do it. This song was about the Boer woman and girls who were raped in the British concentration camps, but then they killed the child at birth, by twisting its neck and throwing it in the ditch (words in the song) so as not to bring bastard blood into their nation:

“Siembamba, mama se kindjie- Siembamba- mamma se kindjie…draai sy nek om- gooi hom in die sloot – trap op sy kop dan is hy dood..”

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