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Vicarage in Pontianak

Town: Pontianak
District: Western region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Pontianak is situated on the western coast of Borneo. The mission complex stood at the crossroads of De Stuersweg and Parit Besarweg, in the southern part of the city center.
From 29 January 1942 to 15 July 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 60
Information: When the Japanese troops entered Pontianak the "European" women and children were interned in the vicarage of the Roman Catholic church. Among them were the nuns from Veghel. On July 15th they were transferred to camp Batu Lintang near Kuching, where they arrived early in the morning of July 17th after a stormy passage.