oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Die Port Elizabethse konsentrasiekamp, 1899-1902
|Article Title||Die Port Elizabethse konsentrasiekamp, 1899-1902|
|© Publisher:||South African Society for Cultural History|
|Journal||South African Journal of Cultural History|
|Affiliations||1 *Departement Geskiedenis, Universiteit van Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth & **Afdeling: Navorsingsadministrasie, Universiteit van Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1992|
|Pages||75 - 84|
|Keyword(s)||Anglo-Boer War, Boer Republics, Concentration camp and Port Elizabeth|
During the Anglo-Boer War Britain tried to force the two Boer Republics to surrender by, amongst other tactics, the establishment of concentration camps. The one camp that could not be compared with the other camps as far as suffering, sorrow and deaths were concerned was the Port Elizabeth concentration camp. Owing to good military control, small numbers of inhabitants and a healthy relationship between the camp authorities and the inhabitants, the Port Elizabeth concentration camp definitely fell into a different category from the other concentration camps and was therefore something of a rarity.
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