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Girls' Dutch-Native Boarding School Sipoholon in Taroetoeng

Town: Taroetoeng
District: Tapanoeli
Region: Sumatra
Location: Taroetoeng lies approximately 60 kilometres south of Toba Lake, where the main road branches off to Sibolga and Padangsidempoean (North-Sumatra).
From 18 March 1942 to 06 May 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 130
Number of deceased: None
Information: On March 18th 1942 the approximately 130 men, women, and children who were interned in the assistant resident’s home in Taroetoeng were moved to the Girls' Dutch-Native Boarding School of the Rhenish Missionary Society in Sipoholon, just outside Taroetoeng, on the road to Sibolga. Camp leadership was in the hands of Mrs. Maasland and M. Brouwer, assistant resident of Taroetoeng. On April 11th the men were transferred to the Native Secondary School for Boys of the Rhenish Missionary Society in Pearadja, slightly to the east of Taroetoeng. On May 4th 19 women and children who had been interned in the resident’s home in Sibolga arrived in Sipoholon. Two days later a total of 129 women and children were taken to the Central Hospital of the Siantar Doctor Fund in Pematangsiantar.
Commendant: kpt. Ono
Guards: Native police personnel
Camp leaders: M. Brouwer; mw. Maasland