Who invented the concentration camp?

The first mass forced displacement of civilians in concentration camps carried out during the period of the British Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Direct developer of the concept of concentration camps — commander of the British troops Horatio Herbert Kitchener ordered to drive away from the wire Boer family to deprive the guerrillas resisting the Anglo-Saxon hegemony whatever was popular support. Most of the prisoners were women and children. Many of them were condemned to death. Of the 200,000 campers (half civilians Bursov!) From hunger and disease killed an estimated 30,000 people.

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