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Boekit Doeri Prison in Batavia

Town: Batavia
District: West Java
Region: Java
Location: Batavia (now Jakarta) is on the north coast of West Java. The Boekit Doeri prison was in the southern part of the city.
From March 1942 to August 1943 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men
Number of internees: 480
Information: In March 1942, just under 500 civil servants and other “European” civilians were shut into the Boekit Doeri prison. In August 1943 they were taken to the Struiswijk prison. Boekit Doeri remained in use as a prison for political prisoners, mainly Chinese.
Main guards: Fukuzaki; Tokuda
Guards: Native prison personnel
Camp leaders: dhr. Raub; dr. H. Hogerzeil