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Nicolas van der Merwe

Two days……. It’s been a ridiculously heart breaking year.. We worked our buts off, we partied like nobody’s business, I got scared when I heard Leandra was in a car accident, when Oom Nico was rushed to hospital, when my mom phoned to tell me about my dad, but its coming to an end and I’m going to enjoy that end with my family (at least the ones that are around and in Cape Town) I CAN NOT WAIT!

via Nicolas van der Merwe.

NorvalsPont Concentration Camp

NorvalsPont Concentration Camp

On my last visit to Gariep Dam I decided to go have a look at the Concentration Camp Memorial.. It was very quiet out there in the middle of nowhere, and I’m sure one’s mind can start to muck around with you when you are out there by yourself. The list of children under 15 who died there is an eye opener.
A complete list can be found over here:http://ancestry24.com/norvalspont-concentration-camp-burials/?w3tc_preview=1

One can also read more about the war, the camps and the treatment of South Africans here:http://www.sahistory.org.za/politics-and-society/white-concentration-camps-anglo-boer-war-1900-1902