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Fort New Amsterdam Military Encampment in Menado

Town: Menado
District: Menado
Region: Celebes
Location: Menado is situated on the north coast of Celebes (Sulawesi). The fort New Amsterdam was on Fortweg, in the city center.
From 07 February 1942 to July 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 300
Information: At the beginning of February 1942, the prisoners of war who had been interned at Menado were transferred to staff quarters in the barracks at Fort Amsterdam. In the middle of April 120 prisoners of war were transferred to Makassar, and two weeks later 150 prisoners of war at Fort Amsterdam were freed. In July, 30 officers (also prisoners of war) were taken to the infantry camp at Makassar.
Guards: Japanese military personnel, native prison personnel
Literature: Heeren, H. en M. Fritschy, "De Congregatie en de oorlog. II. De fraters van Manado en Tomohon", Verleden en heden van de Congregatie der Fraters van Tilburg 1946) p. 4-55