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Bivouac near Military Encampment in Kandangan

Town: Kandangan
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Kandangan is situated northeast of Bandjermasin (Southeast-Borneo).
From 28 January 1945 to 14 August 1945 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men
Number of internees: 54
Number of deceased: None
Information: At the end of January, 1945, 54 men and boys were transported from the men's camp in Bandjermasin to Kandangan. There they were gathered in wooden bivouacs, roofed with atap. The camp was encircled by a metre-high fence and separated from the women's camp by a field of alang-alang. At the beginning of August the camp was abandoned, and the men and boys were taken to the men's camp at Poeroektjaoe.