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Residential District in Bandjermasin

Town: Bandjermasin
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Bandjermasin is situated on the southern coast of Borneo.
From September 1945 to 1946 this location served as a relief camp >>
Other name: RAPWI-kamp, RAPWI-wijk
Internees: prisoners of war; men, women, and children
Number of internees: 383
Information: In September 1945, ex-internees from the inland areas of southeast Borneo arrived in Bandjermasin. They were installed in a residential neighborhood. Many tried to leave for the Netherlands, Java, or Australia as quickly as possible, but because of a shortage of transport vehicles people sometimes had to wait a long time before they were evacuated.