Who created the first concentration camp?
The modern concentration camp was actually created in the Boer War of
1899-1902. In an effort to restrain and subdue the Afrikaners from their
persistent guerrilla tactics, the British established tent camps to house the
families of the Boers whose farms were burned. Incompetence, the lack
of adequate health care and unsanitary conditions led to the death of no
less than 20,000 persons. It was not the intended outcome.