Activist Emily Hobhouse, however, used the photo to bring attention to conditions in the camps.

“She was a frail, weak little child in desperate need of good care,” Hobhouse reported. “Yet, because her mother was one of the ‘undesirables’ due to the fact that her father neither surrendered nor betrayed his people, Lizzie was placed on the lowest rations and so perished with hunger that, after a month in the camp, she was transferred to the new small hospital.”