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Chalkmine Labour Camp in Matoeangin

Town: Matoeangin
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Matoeangin is situated at the southwest point of Celebes (Sulawesi), about 35 kilometres south of Makassar.
From 1942 to June 1944 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: In the chalk mines and chalk factory of Matoeangin, detachments of prisoners of war from the infantry encampment in Makassar were put to work. Due to the language barrier with the native people, they were mainly British and American prisoners of war. In July 1944, they were transferred to the Mariso camp, closer to the city of Makassar.