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Native Secondary School for Boys Pearadja in Taroetoeng

Town: Taroetoeng
District: Tapanoeli
Region: Sumatra
Location: Taroetoeng lies approximately 60 kilometres south of Toba Lake, where the main road branches off to Sibolga and Padangsidempoean (North-Sumatra).
From 11 April 1942 to 06 May 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men
Number of deceased: None
Information: On April 11th 1942, the 20 men who had been interned in the Girls' Dutch-Native Boarding School of the Rhenish Missionary Society in Sipoholon (Taroetoeng) were transferred to the Native Secondary School for Boys of the same missionary society in Pearadja, slightly east of Taroetoeng. Camp leadership was in the hands of M. Brouwer, assistant resident of Taroetoeng. On May 4th 1942, 20 men from the prison in Sibolga were added to the group. Two days later the men were transferred to the Pematangsiantar prison.
Commendant: kpt. Ono
Guards: Native police personnel
Camp leaders: M. Brouwer
Literature: Zwaanswijk, T., Noord-Sumatra in oorlogstijd. Oorspronkelijke dagboeken uit interneringstijd chronologisch samengevoegd (Makkum 1995)
Visser, A., Een merkwaardige loopbaan (Franeker 1982)