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Officers' Houses in Bandjermasin

Town: Bandjermasin
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Bandjermasin is situated on the southern coast of Borneo.
From 29 March 1942 to 12 June 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 82
Information: At the end of March 1942, civilians were interned in a number of looted officers' homes at the KNIL-encampment. Among them were civil servants and civilians who had been evacuated from Poeroektjaoe and Koealakoeroen when the Japanese approached but had returned to Bandjermasin in the beginning of April. On June 12th all of the men were removed from the officers' houses and installed in barracks at the encampment. From that time on the officers' houses were a camp for women.

From 12 June 1942 to 10 February 1945 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 124
Information: At the end of March 1942, civilians were interned in a number of looted officers' homes at the KNIL-encampment. Among them were civil servants and civilians who had been evacuated from Poeroektjaoe and Koealakoeroen when the Japanese approached but had returned to Bandjermasin in the beginning of April. On June 12th all of the men were removed from the officers' houses and installed in barracks at the encampment. From that time on the officers' houses were a camp for women. On Febrary 10th, 1945, all of the women and children were transferred to Kandangan.
Literature: Pisuisse, J., Dubbelbeeld. Twee vrouwen in oorlogstijd Nederland en Indie? (Amsterdam 1985)
Stietz, R. von en J.L. He? , Kind van 52 vaders. Een verslag (Voorburg 1989)