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Military Hospital in Makassar

Town: Makassar
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Makassar is situated on the southwest coast of Celebes (Sulawesi). The village of Mariso is south of the city. The military hospital was on Hospitaalweg, at the corner of Pisangweg, in the city center.
From 26 August 1945 to December 1945 this location served as a relief camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 1.700
Information: At the end of August 1945, the Mariso camp to the south of Makassar was evacuated to the military hospital. Ex-prisoners-of-war from Raha (Moena) were also taken to the military hospital. In the hospital there was a lot of food available, and a radio was tuned to Dutch news broadcasts from Australia. During September the ex-prisoners-of-war were evacuated to Morotai.
Allied commander: Lt. Den Haan
Literature: Stolk, T. en P. Seth Paul, Hoe het ons verging... op Zuidwest Celebes en omliggende eilanden (Emmen [1994])

From October 1945 to October 1945 this location served as a relief camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Information: On October 3rd 1945, Ambonese KNIL-soldiers and their families in Makassar were attacked by pemoedas. Their houses were plundered and a number of them were murdered. The survivors sought sanctuary in the military hospital. They were later transferred to Fort Rotterdam.