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Resident's house in Sibolga

Town: Sibolga
District: Tapanoeli
Region: Sumatra
Location: Sibolga lies along Tapanoeli Bay, on the west coast of North-Sumatra. The Resident's house was on Welsinkstraat, in the city center.
From 16 March 1942 to 04 May 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of deceased: None
Information: Before the arrival of Japanese troops in Sumatra, the “European” women and children in Sibolga had for the most part already been evacuated to Java and Lae Boetar in Atjeh. A woman and three children who had returned from Lae Boetar at the end of March 1942 were interned in the home of the resident of Sibolga. On April 24th 15 women and children from the island of Nias were also held there. On May 4th the whole group was taken to the Girls' Dutch-Native Boarding School of the Rhenish Missionary Society in Sipoholon (Taroetoeng).
Guards: Native police personnel