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Military Encampment in Soengeipenoeh

Town: Soengeipenoeh
District: Westcoast of Sumatra
Region: Sumatra
Location: Soengeipenoeh is on the west coast of Sumatra, approximately 200 kilometres south of Padang.
From 30 April 1942 to 20 August 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 67
Number of deceased: 1
Information: At the end of April 1942, the “European” women and children from in and around Soengeipenoeh, including from the plantations on the slopes of the Kerintji, were shut up in the KNIL encampment in Soengeipenoeh. They lived in the KNIL barracks, in chambers, and in an independent pavilion, encircled by barbed wire. In June and August they were taken in two groups to the Mission complex in Padang.
Guards: Native police personnel
Camp leaders: mw. E.C. Veldkamp

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