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Military Encampment in Kandangan

Town: Kandangan
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Kandangan is situated northeast of Bandjermasin (Southeast-Borneo).
From 12 February 1945 to 25 September 1945 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 117
Number of deceased: 3
Information: In February of 1945, the 71 women and 46 children in the women's camp at Bandjermasin were transferred to Kandangan. They were gathered in a section of the KNIL-encampment, and housed in in wooden barracks on cement supports and in a stone building with three halls and an open gallery. Between the buildings stood a kitchen and a bivouac with a roof of atap. The camp was encircled by a four-metre-tall tarred fence. In September of 1945 the camp was abandoned, and the women and children returned to Bandjermasin.
Literature: Nieuwenhuys, R., De bevrijding in de Oost. De bevrijdingsdagen van Rob Nieuwenhuys, Agnes Newton Keith, Bep Vuyk, H.L. Leffelaar, Jenny Pisuisse, Oscar de Wit, Margaretha Ferguson, G.F. Jacobs, Eric Lomax, J. Rookmaker en Paula Gomes (Amsterdam 1995)
Pisuisse, J., Dubbelbeeld. Twee vrouwen in oorlogstijd Nederland en Indie? (Amsterdam 1985)
Stietz, R. von en J.L. He? , Kind van 52 vaders. Een verslag (Voorburg 1989)