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Mission in Atamboea

Town: Atamboea
District: Timor
Region: Lesser Soenda Islands
Location: Atamboea is in Central-Timor.
From February 1942 to 30 August 1943 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 40 (approximately)
Information: After the Japanese occupied Timor at the end of February 1942, approximately 40 priests, friars and nuns from all of West Timor were collected into the Mission Station of the Fathers of the Godly Word of Steyl in Atamboea. On August 30th they left along with the civilian internees from Soë, bound for Makassar via Koepang.
Literature: Valkenburg, R., Djoenkeng owari/Het appèl is afgelopen (Dordrecht 1977-2)