Who were the 27,000 Boers who died in concentration camps? Print
Monday, 14 May 2012 07:07


Boer children and women in the British concentration camps

On May 9, I had an interesting conversation with Theuns Cloete, great Boer patriot and a great Boer history expert, and also Director of Boervolk Radio. Among other things, Theuns pointed out to me that there is much confusion about the 27,000 Boers died in the British concentration camps in southern Africa, during 1900-1902.
It is generally thought that most of these 27,000 dead were women. Perhaps because there are several monuments that recall the Boer women, and when people speak of the dead in concentration camp, ever citing first women then children. But the truth is otherwise.
Of the 27,000 deaths: 24,000 were children (under 16 years); 2,200 were women; 800 were men.
The Boer population, before the Second Anglo-Boer War, was about 180,000 up to 220,000, of which 50,000 were children.
The British concentration camps, a weapon of international capitalism moved to the conquest of the Boer Republics, exterminated about 50% of the Boer child population. The nature of things was reversed, and mothers and fathers saw their children die. Indeed, the best way to delete a volk is to make dying his children.


The extermination of the Boer child population