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Government HBS in Soerabaja

Town: Soerabaja
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Soerabaja is on east Java, opposite the island of Madoera. The Government HBS was on H.B.S. Street in the city center.
From March 1942 to 06 January 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 2.625
Information: From March 1942 to February 1943, the buildings of the Government Civilian School for Higher Education (HBS) formed a collection-and-transition camp for prisoners of war from central and eastern Java. From September these were almost entirely British, American, and Australian. At the beginning of January they were taken to the nearby Jaarmarkt camp.
Commendant: lt. Ueda Tadao
Main guards: Takishimi; Suzuki Susumu; Nagoya; Murakami; Ichikawa
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans
Camp leaders: ltz. 2de klasse KMR J. Bennink
Literature: Legemaate, H.J., A.J.J. Mulder en M.G.J. van Zeeland, Hr. Ms. Kruiser 'De Ruyter' 1933-1942 (Purmerend 1999)
Hamel, J.C., Soldatendominee. Ervaringen van een legerpredikant in Japanse krijgsgevangenschap (Franeker 1980-3)

From 15 January 1943 to 31 January 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 2.500
Information: In the second half of January, the buildings of the Government Civilian School for Higher Education (HBS) served as a transition camp for approximately 2,500 Moluccan prisoners of war from Batavia, who were on their way to Tandjoeng Perak.
Commendant: lt. Ueda Tadao
Main guards: Takishimi; Suzuki Susumu; Nagoya; Murakami; Ichikawa
Guards: None

From [1946] to [1946] this location served as a relief camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Information: For a time, there was a camp for ex-internees returning from republican camps in the buildings of the Government Civilian School for Higher Education (HBS).