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The term Concentration camp was first used by the British in the Boer wars. this was very different form the concentration camps used in Nazi Germany. they were not death camps but camps in which the family of Boer rebels were imprisoned so that they could not aid the rebels.

However concentration camps have been used before this (only they were not called concentration camps) they were used by the Spanish in the 1860's even American soldiers used similar camps on Cherokee and other native Americans in the 1830's

so this type of military tactic has been around for a long time, but the term is British.

Evidently, there are no real differences, but rather there are similarities between the English and the German concentration camps.

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the british invented concentration camps during the boer war. I always thought it strange that in world war2, the infamous nazi versions were called camps when they had solid buildings. However, in the boer war , they really were camps as they used large tents.

No the Spanish had it 40 years before the Brits, in their struggle to keep control in Cuba

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