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Police Encampment Goaweg in Makassar

Town: Makassar
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Makassar is situated on the southwest coast of Celebes (Sulawesi). The police encampment was on the corner of Goaweg and Dadiweg, in the south of the city.
From 09 February 1942 to 28 September 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 390 men, 440 women and children
Information: On 9 February 1942, the "European" men and boys from Makassar and surroundings - later also from the Lesser Soenda Islands - were assembled at the police encampment in Makassar. They were gathered into a number of small barracks on one side of the central square. The women and children were put into large barracks on the other side of the square. Between the barracks was a covered bicycle rack. The seriously ill were taken to the Op ten Noort, a KPM ship which had been outfitted as a hospital ship in 1941 and which had been directed by the Japanese to Makassar after the battle in the Java Sea. At the end of August 1942, all of the women and children were taken from the police encampment to Malino, and a month later the men were taken to Parepare.

Commendant: sgt. Yamaji Tadashi
Guards: Native police personnel
Camp leaders: pastoor Schneiders; mw. H.G.S. Nanning-van de Siepkamp; ds. A. Bikker; mw. A.H. (Annie) Joustra
Literature: Valkenburg, R., Djoenkeng owari/Het appèl is afgelopen (Dordrecht 1977-2)
Stolk, T. en P. Seth Paul, Hoe het ons verging... op Zuidwest Celebes en omliggende eilanden (Emmen [1994])

From 10 July 1945 to September 1945 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men
Number of internees: 119
Information: In July 1945, 119 men were taken from the prison in Menado to the police encampment in Makassar.