concentration camp 15 550 Boer women and children
The concentration camp called Dwyersdorp lies just outside
Brandfort. A garden of remembrance was created in memory of the 15 550 women and
children who died during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902. These large number
of women and children where the victims of the absolute shocking conditions in
the British concentration camp at Brandfort. The austere cenotaph has a stirring
"Rus in vrede tere
offer van die storm
want uit welke moedertrane
is die steen gevorm"
"Rest in peace tender blossoms
sacrifice of the storm
(because) out of mothers tears
the stone was formed"