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Morotai in Morotai

Town: Morotai
District: Morotai
Region: Moluccas
Location: Morotai is an island off the northern tip of Halmaheira (North-Moluccas).
From September 1945 to September 1945 this location served as a relief camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war; men, women, and children
Number of internees: 500
Information: The island of Morotai was retaken from the Japanese by Australian troops in September 1944. It served as a sortie base for Allied landings on Borneo and Celebes. Ex-internee men, women, and children from Menado were housed in a large tent camp on the island. The camp also contained Australian, American and English ex-prisoners of war. There was a large Red Cross hospital near the camp. There was plenty of food, and the Red Cross distributed clothing.
Literature: Trommel, H.J., Te goed voor de hel en te slecht voor de hemel (Steenwijk [1975])