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This website was made by René Pottkamp and Mariëtte van Selm for the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) in Amsterdam. The project was subsidized by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) as part of the programme Heritage of the War (Erfgoed van de Oorlog).

The information on the website is mainly derived from the two-volume Geïllustreerde atlas van de Japanse kampen in Nederlands-Indië 1942-1945 (Illustrated atlas of the Japanese camps in the Dutch East Indies 1942-1945) by J. van Dulm, W.J. Krijgsveld, H.J. Legemaate, H.A.M. Liesker and G. Weijers. This atlas was first published in 2000 (part I) and in 2002 (part II, supplement) by publishing company Asia Maior. In addition, we gratefully utilized the Geïllustreerde atlas van de Bersiapkampen in Nederlands-Indië 1945-1947 (2009) by H. Beekhuis, H.Th. Bussemaker, A.A. Lutter en P.M. de Haas and H. Beekhuis’ websites Japanese civilian camps, Japanese POW camps and Bersiap camps.

The texts on the website were written by Jeroen Kemperman and Mariëtte van Selm. The English translations are by Katrina Cooper, Maggie Oattes and Mariëtte van Selm.

The water colour that makes up the logo of the website can be found in the collection of the NIOD East Indies camp drawings (image number AN 048). The painter and location of the drawing are both unknown, as is the year it was made.

The photographs are from the photograph collection of the NIOD and the Netherlands East-Indies Photo collection of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden. The maps and city plans are from the collection of digitized historical maps of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. The camp plans were drawn by Armand Haye.

The website and the underlying database were built by De Ree Archiefsystemen.