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Cloister of the Franciscan Sisters of Bennebroek in Fort De Kock

Town: Fort De Kock
District: Westcoast of Sumatra
Region: Sumatra
Location: Fort De Kock (now Bukittinggi) is on the west coast of Sumatra, north of Padang. The Cloister of the Franciscan Sisters of Bennebroek was on Kampementslaan, in the southern part of the city.
From 19 March 1942 to 09 April 1942 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Number of internees: 451
Number of deceased: None
Information: On March 19th 1942, the “European” men, women and children from Fort De Kock were interned in two groups in the home of the assistant resident and in the cloister of the Franciscan Sisters of Bennebroek. At the beginning of April the women and children were taken to the boarding school for native girls. The men went to the KNIL encampment in Padangpandjang.
Commendant: maj. Ito Hideo
Guards: None
Camp leaders: mw. J. Nijdam-Nieveen; pastoor Woestenberg
Literature: Bos, H. van den, Mannenkampen Padang en Bangkinang (Sumatra's Westkust), 1942-1945 (Zoetermeer 2006-2)