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Nazi Concentration Camps

Who created the first concentration camp?

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September 13, 2011 3:02PM

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.