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Malino in Malino

Town: Malino
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Malino is situated at the southwest point of Celebes (Sulawesi), about 70 kilometres east of Makassar.
From 23 February 1942 to 05 May 1943 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 1.300
Number of deceased: 7
Information: In response to an erroneous message that a Japanese landing party was approaching, approximately 800 "European" women and children from Makassar evacuated under orders of the territorial commandant to the mountainous region of Malino on 20 January 1942 and subsequent days. They were housed in the vacation bungalows of assorted companies and establishments, private houses, and a children's vacation camp. After 23 February the camp continued under Japanese supervision, without permanant (para)military security. In August, the women and children from the police barracks in Makassar were also brought here. The camp had two annexes, in Lombasang and in Benteng Tinggi. In May 1943, the camp was evacuated to Kampili.
Commendant: Tjadjo
Camp leaders: mw. A.H. (Annie) Joustra; dhr. Weyers
Literature: Valkenburg, R., Djoenkeng owari/Het appèl is afgelopen (Dordrecht 1977-2)
Kampleven onder tropenzon. Wat onze zusters-missionarissen in de vrouwenkampen van Noord- en Zuid-Celebes meemaakten ('s-Hertogenbosch 1946-2)
Stolk, T. en P. Seth Paul, Hoe het ons verging... op Zuidwest Celebes en omliggende eilanden (Emmen [1994])