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Evacuation Camp in Pekato

Town: Pekato
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Pekato is situated in the Southwest of Celebes (Sulawesi), south of Makassar.
From [March 1942] this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Information: At the end of 1941, the Dutch authorities created an evacuation camp at Pekato for native women and children. During the Japanese occupation it served as a place for members of a native guerilla corps and their families to stay. The corps was at the time of the Japanese invasion being instructed by retired lieutenant-colonel A.L. Gortmans in Enrekang.